On the menu of this ninth "Work" newsletter, our General Secretary Marc de Perrot details in an interview the measures taken during the switchover of UNIL to an off-campus mode and discusses the perspectives for the future. This is followed by an interview with the Dean of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine, Jean-Daniel Tissot, who shares his vision of the period we are going through. You will also find a reminder about campus access, which is still restricted and advice on how to balance telecommuting and a confined life. Finally, in spite of the current difficult situation, life goes on: you will discover a haiku contest on Twitter.
"We have to deal with uncertainty
Secretary General Marc de Perrot is leading the project dedicated to institutional continuity within the "Coronacell", the unit created by the Rectorate to coordinate the management of the epidemic and anticipate an academic return in September marked by strong uncertainties. In this interview, he details the measures taken during the switchover of UNIL to an off-campus mode and discusses the prospects for the future. Read the article.
Confinement as seen by the Dean of the FBM
Jean-Daniel Tissot heads the Faculty of Biology and Medicine. How is he living the period we are going through? Discover the interview!
The campus remains closed
An explicit authorization from its hierarchy is still necessary to access the UNIL buildings until further notice. As a reminder: People who meet this criterion and who wish to access the campus must inform UniSEP of their arrival and departure times, at the latest at the time of their arrival, by calling 021 692 20 00. They must have their Campus Card with them. More information on access to the campus during the pandemic period.
Teleworking: take care of your work-life balance!
Do you have the feeling that your days run out as soon as you settle into your office or write reports sometimes until late in the evening? During this time, when we have both professional and private tasks from home, we are likely to overwork. To avoid fatigue, respect your balance. Simply planning your schedule and letting your colleagues and your manager know about it can already improve the situation. Useful tips and techniques are presented in the module "Balancing home office and confined life".
Life goes on
Twitter haiku contest: to your keyboards!
As part of the Printemps de la poésie, the annual "twaïkus" contest has begun. This year, the competition also opens to tanka, another traditional Japanese poetic form. According to director Antonio Rodriguez, "at a time when sad news is pouring in like a long list of numbers, dates or facts, this competition is an opportunity to stop poetically at a detail, to look around you in a different way, to share the magnitude of a little-perceived experience and to make it resonate with an essential touch". Creations are to be tweeted until April 30, 2020 at 20:20 with the compulsory hashtag #twaiku/twanka. They will be retweeted through the official contest account. Rewards are at stake!
In this period of confinement, the Printemps de la poésie has also been extended until July 4th. On the festival's Facebook page, a poem resonating with the quarantine is published every Tuesday and Friday.