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Sean McGregor assumes role as Blue Zone Facilities Manager in Building Operations

Sean has been temporarily filling the role as Facilities Manager for the Blue Zone since June 2018. He has built many relationships with various university stakeholders making him an excellent addition to the Customer Services business unit.

VPFO Gathers for Pink Shirt Day 2019

When you’re part of a 24-hour operations group, Pink Shirt Day is really an all-day event. Staff from the Vice President Finance & Operations (VPFO) gathered across UBC to on February 27 in the morning, evening, and night for cake, coffee, and an opportunity to connect and talk about respect, diversity, and inclusion.

Congratulation to the winner of UBC’s online T4 switch contest

More than 1500 members of the UBC community made the sustainable switch, but congratulations go to Kudzanai Nyamayaro, a graduate TA in the Department of Chemistry.

Thank you for Participating in Pink Shirt Day at the VPFO

I want to thank everyone in the VPFO portfolio who joined us our celebration of respect, inclusion, and diversity at Building Operations.

Jeff Lei seconded as UniForum Project Manager for Year 3

Jeff Lei will be seconded to take on the role of Program Manager to lead us through our next phases of UniForum.

Pink Shirt Day at the VPFO: February 27

Building Operations is hosting the entire VPFO for a portfolio-wide conversation about respect, diversity, and inclusion. All VPFO employees are invited on February 27 to the University Services Building for cake, coffee, and an opportunity to connect and talk about respect. 

Yale Loh appointed University Treasurer, Vice-President, Finance & Operations portfolio

Yale brings extensive treasury experience with both private and public sector organizations and will continue to build strategic direction and leadership support for financial liquidity, capital financing, corporate borrowing, cash management, financial projects management, tax, leases, and revenue accounting on all UBC campuses.

VPFO Team Newsletter: January-February 2019

Read about our campus snow team and how they work to keep the campus safe for students, faculty, and staff. Also note the Quick Update on what will happen at UBC in the event of an extreme weather alert. The finance departments have assembled a one-stop year end dates list for your reference. As well, our T4s are coming soon and, if you’re not getting yours online already, now is a great time to log into the self-service portal and make your process a lot quicker this year. Also, don’t miss the save the date for Pink Shirt Day 2019. Building Operations is hosting the VPFO portfolio on February 27.

T4/T4A Statements Are Now Available Online

Faculty, staff, and student employees can now download their 2018 T4 and/or T4A statements for their tax returns via the Faculty and Staff Self-Service portal.

After the shaking stops: continuing to plan for a resilient campus

Since 2016, a team of UBC staff, leading faculty earthquake experts, and engineering consultants has been studying how to protect lives, research programs, infrastructure, and assets on the university’s Vancouver campus in the event of a catastrophic earthquake.