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Stepping into the future: ending the age of steam at UBC

On December 16, 2019, the last steam line at UBC was shut down, marking the end of an era and our acceleration towards achieving net-zero emissions prior to 2050.

Avoid slips, trips, and falls this winter with some simple tips

Take care when moving around campus this winter and stay safe with our handy tips.

Jenny Ng joins Project & Planning Business Systems with Infrastructure Development as NAV Data Systems Analyst

Jenny brings with her 19 years of UBC experience and extensive knowledge in managing, analyzing, and reporting on data. She will be joining Infrastructure Development starting January 6, 2020.

Year End Pay Cycle and Procurement Dates

Financial Operations has posted the Accounts Payable pay cycle dates for 2019 calendar year end, as well as the procurement deadlines for 2019/2020 fiscal year end for the UBC community.

Help reduce energy use and emissions over the winter break

Every action counts! This holiday season help save energy as part of UBC’s Seasonal Shutdown, which lowers the temperature in buildings during the winter break to reduce energy use and emissions on campus.

Our Strategy in Action — Our New VPFO Feature Series

To illustrate the vision, values and priorities that animate our Strategic Plan, the VPFO has launched a quarterly story series that looks at the connection between people on our VPFO team, and how their individual efforts enable us to collectively support excellence in learning and research at UBC.


This summer, UBC’s Treasury department and the Accounts Payable unit in Financial Operations initiated a pilot project to move vendors requesting bank drafts to another payment method – with great success.

Extension to IRP Workday Timeline

The Integrated Renewal Program (IRP) governance conducted the first of three planned program readiness reviews on October 31. Following this review, a recommendation was issued to the Board of Governors to extend the timeline to ensure the successful implementation of Workday for Human Resources and Finance.

The Flow of Water: How the VPFO Safeguards UBC’s Critical Supply of H2O

Water is a crucial resource at UBC, for basic human needs and to support research and operations. The simple act of turning on a tap to access a safe and reliable water supply is something students, faculty, and staff depend on each and every day. But the story of how water gets to UBC’s Vancouver campus — and what happens when it gets here — is much more complex than most of us understand.

Bryan Archibald is new Manager of Maintenance Planning in Facilities, Building Operations

Bryan will be responsible for facilitating the outcome from those responsible for preventative and predictive maintenance programs in Building Operations.