- What is UBC Events?
- What types of events can be posted?
- Who can create events?
- How do I create events?
- Do I need an account to post items on the events calendar?
- What if I don’t have a CWL account?
- Can I download events into my personal calendar?
- How can I integrate UBC Events into my web site?
- What is the program being used for the events calendar?
- Who manages UBC Events ?
- I have more questions, who do I talk to?
UBC Events ( www.events.ubc.ca ) is your campus-wide events calendar, the central hub for students, staff, faculty and the public when it comes to happenings at UBC.
The events calendar is for the entire UBC community — that means students, staff, faculty, alumni, visitors, those who live on campus and those who just want to experience what UBC has to offer. As such, there aren’t many limitations on the types of events that can be posted; however, they should be either hosted or supported by a UBC organization (student clubs, departments, administration units etc). One important thing to note, though, is that all events posted must follow official UBC policies . If they do not, the managers of UBC Events reserve the right to delete those infringing events.
Any organization affiliated with UBC! Staff, students, faculty members, community-members can also register their organization on our site and post events. Sound too good to be true? We think you’re worth it!
Once your organization or group is set-up as an event provider with UBC Events, simply give your event details to the calendar representative for your organization. He or she will log in with a UBC Campus-Wide Login (CWL) into a web-based calendar administration site and post the event for you. Look at question #9 for details on how to get your organization set-up.
Yes. If you would like your organization set-up to post events, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with either your UBC Campus-Wide Login (CWL) login name or of the individuals from your organization who should be enabled to post events on your organization’s behalf.
If you work for a UBC organization that wishes to be a part of UBC Events, but don’t have a CWL account, please email email@example.com with the following information:
- Organization name
- Your name and position within the organization
- Your contact information (e-mail and phone number)
We will review this information and let you know whether you qualify for a CWL account.
Yes. Each event in the calendar can be downloaded as an iCal standard file or imported into an iCal compliant client like Microsoft Outlook. Look for the icon on each event to add it to your personal calendar.
Whether you are interested in integrating the entire calendar or just your group’s events into your web site, we can help you out! Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to discuss the options available (including a simple RSS feed).
Bedework, the calendaring software engine behind UBC Events , was originally built by the University of Washington (just down the road from us). The development, enhancement and support of Bedework as an open-source, enterprise calendar system for the benefit of higher education institutions is led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Where does the word ‘Bedework’ come from? Well, that’s another story for another time…
UBC Events is a joint venture between UBC Communications and Marketing, Office of the Vice-President Students and UBC Information Technology.
Have more questions or want to get set-up as an events provider? Send us an e-mail at email@example.com. For emergencies, contact Jamil Rhajiak at firstname.lastname@example.org, and he’ll be happy to help-out.