Students and trainees are valued members of PHSA’s research community and they are integral to the research we do. Training and working in our facilities allows you to learn from some of the most respected scientists in their fields.
PHSA and its agencies work hard to provide a comprehensive learning environment for trainees and students on our sites. Here are some tips to ensure you're fully prepared to take advantage of these opportunities from the very first day you join us.
Before your first day
- Complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC) if required. Because of their proximity to children and/or vulnerable adults, some research sites require staff, students and trainees to obtain a CRC as a condition of employment. You will be advised if you require one.
- Ensure your supervisor/lab manager has submitted requests for your ID card and security access, as well as your network account and email. Please note that on some sites, these requests won't be approved until you have provided proof of your Criminal Record Check (if required) and successful completion of required courses for Privacy & Confidentiality, Fire Safety and Respectful Workplace.
- Read PHSA policies on technology use and privacy/confidentiality:
On your first day
- Log in to PHSA LearningHub to complete three online modules and take the quizzes. A pass mark of 80% is required. Time required to complete is about two hours:
- PHSA Privacy & Confidentiality - Select 'Find a Course' and search 'Privacy & Confidentiality (All PHSA Agencies).' Click Register > Start Course to begin. You will be required to accept the PHSA Confidentiality Covenant to successfully complete the module – this is PHSA's record of your agreement.
- PHSA Fire Safety - Select 'Find a Course' and search 'Code Red - Fire Safety Training (Acute & Residential Facilities).' Click Register > Start Course to begin.
- PHSA Respectful Workplace - Select 'Find a Course' and search 'Respectable Workplace - Fostering a Culture of Respect.' Click Register > Start Course to begin.
Please note: If you have already taken UBC Preventing and Addressing Bullying & Harassment, you are not required to take the PHSA Respectful Workplace course. You will need to download, save, print/scan or capture a screen-shot of the certificate from your UBC CWL.
- Submit your results if required. If your research site requires proof of completion in order to approve your ID and network requests, you'll need to provide certificates. From the navigation bar select 'My Learning History' to access the course certificate (it may take up to 45 minutes for the certificate to become viewable). You will need to download, save, print/scan or capture a screen-shot of the certificate.
- Complete additional training, as required. Depending on your responsibilities and supervision you may be required to take additional training courses. Check with your supervisor on the requirements for your research area.
- Speak to your supervisor about site orientation. Depending on the services available at your research site, your orientation may be informal (e.g. a personal tour with your supervisor) or formal (a scheduled site orientation session for new staff and trainees).