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Get to know: Judith Fograscher, Travel Program Manager in Financial Operations’ Travel Department

Judith is a passionate, one-person, tour-de-force for improving travel across UBC — both at the program and personal levels.

John Metras appointed Associate Vice-President, Facilities

In this new role John will lead the Infrastructure Development, Building Operations, and Energy & Water Services units as a unified team, providing integrated facilities services for the Vancouver campus.

Working together to build the UBC brand in the VPFO

In response to the internal communications survey last fall, VPFO Communications connected people who produce content across the VPFO portfolio to participate in a second annual brand session.

Register now for the 2018 UBC Travel Expo

Do you travel on behalf of UBC as part of your job? Or arrange travel for members of your team? Join us on October 30th for the annual UBC Travel Expo and get the latest updates from the UBC Travel Program.

ShakeOut BC is coming to UBC on October 18 at 10:18 am

Get ready for the 2018 Great British Columbia ShakeOut earthquake drill and Quake Cottage Canada is back to simulate the experience of a major earthquake.

Our first Bright Idea comes from Arluene King

Great things can come from asking simple questions. The first person in the VPFO portfolio to reach out through Bright Ideas with a question or suggestion for an improvement is Arluene King, a Research Financial Analyst in the Okanagan.

Michael Lonsdale-Eccles appointed as Director, PrISM in Risk Management Services

Micheal will be responsible for the strategic leadership and operational management of the PrISM RMS team and the Privacy Impact Assessment process, as well as taking on responsibility for overall RMS IT service delivery and support of RMS’s technology strategy.

Infrastructure Development’s Project Services helps UBC museum welcome ancient sea monster

The the 13-metre-long, resin-cast Elasmosaurus skeleton successfully took up residence in the glass atrium of the University’s Earth Sciences Building in late September.

Kishani Gibbons appointed Senior Manager, Customer Services in Building Operations

Kishani will lead the Customer Services unit — Facilities Managers, Service Centre, Health and Safety and Payroll —  in their efforts align Building Operations’ customer service strategy, customer service workflow, and communications.

Get to know: Wende Kinch, Senior Manager, Fleet and Procurement Services

Wende Kinch is focused on building a world-class procurement function within Building Operations. Beyond her experience and skill, she loves to meet people and get curious about their work and their needs. Get to know Wende, because she’d love to get to know you.