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Darren Benson steps into interim role as Assistant Civil Engineer

Darren Benson assumes the role of Assistant Civil Engineer in Energy and Water Services for six months starting in April.

UBC Aquatic Centre finalist for OAA Design Excellence Awards

The UBC Aquatics Centre is one of 20 finalists, selected out of 111 submissions, for the Ontario Association of Architects Design Excellence Awards.

Denise Tang accepts position as Interim Operations Manager, Custodial Services

Denise is taking over multiple portfolios, including pest control, window cleaning, the Utility Worker Crew and the Custodial Storekeeper Crew.

New home for sports medicine and exercise science opens at UBC

Exploring the benefits of exercise, improving athletic performance and treating sports-related injuries will be the focus of a new building that officially opened on March 15th at the University of British Columbia.

UBC Building Operations prominently featured in EAB’s Facilities Communications Toolkit

Over the past three years we have made a significant investment to improve all aspects of our facilities communications, and our efforts are being noticed. 

Get to know: Deb Capps, Facilities Operations Project Manager, Building Operations

Deb Capps is the Facilities Operations Project Manager with the VPFO’s Building Operations unit. Six years into her tenure with UBC, Deb continues taking on new challenges: a new leadership role with UBC’s Facilities Managers to build their future and a new Masters in Leadership to build hers.

Year End petty cash confirmations move online

Revenue Accounting is introducing a new process effective immediately. The department will no longer send out petty cash confirmation via campus mail but will use PeopleSoft workflow process to send out a notification to Project Grant (PG) managers with petty cash balances as of March 14, 2018.

VPFO Employee Newsletter: March 2018

This month we’re featuring the Comptroller unit, which does a lot of the heavy lifting as we transition between financial years and put our new budget and its associated plans into place.

Year end payment deadlines

For those of you involved in payments, mark these upcoming fiscal-year end dates in your calendar: PCard cycle and closing dates, OPT deadlines, and budgeting and reporting timelines.

Travel restrictions with the new Economy Basic fares for Air Canada and Westjet

Air Canada and WestJet have introduced a new inexpensive fare class for travel within Canada, which may catch travellers who need to make changes off-guard.