Directory – Selection of multiple Roles including Custom Roles

Requested by: Meghan Reid

Status: Request Cancelled

Change to something that already exists?: Yes
Requires a new CMS Component?: No
Requires New Functionality?: Yes


The directory lets users select Multiple Roles(Faculty, Staff, etc.) but selection of multiple Custom Roles is not functional. For example, a directory member should be allowed to be both a faculty and a librarian or a librarian and a sessional faculty.

[Update 9/23/2021 YY – Received the confirmation that Initial requestor no longer requires the enhancement. Ticket INC2399400 closed. ]

[Update 4/14/2021 JS – Initial requestor no longer requires the enhancement. Can be revisited if FHSD or other units require something similar.]



See email chain, we are trying to figure out if there is a way to have the same person be a Sessional Instructor in one Department and a Grad Student in a different department. Perhaps the best way around is it to create 2 user accounts if that’s possible? Please advise.


Hi Meghan,

You are correct for Rob Friberg. Sessional for EESC and a CCGE Grad Student. There are many grad students who do Sessional work. We never had an issue before but maybe it’s a new system and I’m a bit ignorant on it!

Thanks for looking into it. Janet

Janet Heisler

From: Reid, Meghan (IKBSAS)
Sent: August 23, 2019 8:58 AM
To: Heisler, Janet
Subject: Re: Website listing inquiry

Thanks Janet,

I have updated Stuart. I.T. will need to add the new sessionals into the system once they’re Novels are set up.

Can you clarify:
Rob Fiberg is a sessional in EEGS and a grad student in CCGS?
(I don’t think we have the option to show him twice differently, but I can check with IT if this is the case and see what we can do here, maybe making two users if they can do that for us)


Meghan Reid

From: “Heisler, Janet”
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 3:44 PM
To: “Reid, Meghan (IKBSAS)”
Subject: FW: Website listing inquiry

Hi Megan, as per our conversation, please find attached four forms, 3 for Sessionals and 1 correction. I didn’t make a form for the correction noted below for Rob Friberg’s graduate attachment. Do you need a form for him?

Stuart’s change is very basic, his title should be corrected, and the lab title should come before PhD Student.

Please let me know if there are any other changes!

All the best, Janet

Janet Heisler

From: Heisler, Janet
Sent: August 21, 2019 12:05 PM
To: UBCO-OKBD IKBSAS Communications
Subject: Website listing inquiry

Good Morning,

With the old website, we had a page for our Sessionals but that is now gone. What are the plans for Sessional listings? We don’t give them a phone, we normally just list their office location and courses they are teaching. We don’t list their research interests. I have three to list for term 1, is there still a form for this?

I also discovered that while Rob Friberg is one of our Sessionals that we list, that you’ve got him in our graduate student listing. He is however with CCGS not EEGS for that program. He should not be listed as one of our grad students.

Thanks, Janet

Janet Heisler
Senior Department Assistant”

Ticket Number: 192244.01

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