The UBC Quarter Century Club was established in 1996 by President David Strangway to recognize active full-time faculty members and librarians with 25 years of service. In 2003, the club began recognizing active members who have reached the additional milestone of 35 years of service. This group is known collectively as Tempus Fugit, or “time flies.”
Over the years, the annual dinner has become a wonderful opportunity for new, active and retired members to keep in touch with each other and the university in a warm, celebratory environment. There is no cost to attend the dinner for new 25 and 35 year members and their guest.
Professor Stephen Toope, UBC President, or Professor David Farrar, Provost and Vice President Academic, presents new members with a specially-designed pin at the dinner. Also presented is a membership card, which confers privileges such as free admission to the UBC Botanical Gardens and discounted admission to the UBC Aquatic Centre, as well as the opportunity to attend the annual dinner. There are no membership fees.
Next Dinner: TBA
Details for the next annual dinner, when we will recognize new 25 and 35 year members, will be posted when available.
To be eligible for membership, one must have been a full-time UBC faculty member in the capacity of professoriate, librarian, Instructor I or II, or 12-month Lecturer for 25 accumulated years. Calculation of accumulated years may include:
- One year spent at UBC as a “visiting” faculty member
- One year’s break in service as a 12-month Lecturer
- Any years of paid leave taken for the purpose of study or maternity
- Any years of unpaid leave taken for scholarly purposes or in secondment to government
- Any years on a reduced workload
What does not count towards years of service?
- Personal unpaid leaves
- Time spent as a Research Associate
- Time spent as a postdoctoral fellow
- Time spent in clinical or adjunct appointments
Faculty on the income replacement plan (disability leave) must have served at least 20 years in regular service, but may count up to 5 years on disability leave to make up the 25 years required to qualify for membership.