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October 28, 2019
To support the launch of the VPFO Strategic Plan, all VPFO portfolio team members are encouraged to update their email signatures to align with the official UBC templates.
October 25, 2019
The iconic Thompson Berwick and Pratt-designed Hebb Building and Theatre at UBC Vancouver have undergone a significant renewal that is sure to wow physics and astronomy students, faculty, and staff when the building officially opens in January 2020.
October 24, 2019
As you read in our VPFO News: Special Edition, we have a new strategic plan. The VPFO website is now updated to feature the plan and our work across the portfolio. You can start to take part: review the new strategic plan, talk to your VPFO team and peers about how the plan could affect your work, and update your email signature to show how you’re part of the VPFO.
October 21, 2019
By December 31, all supervisors at UBCV must have completed the Safety Supervision at UBC course. If you’re a supervisor, please take the course and become familiar with the information.
October 18, 2019
This fall the Sustainability Office on UBC’s Okanagan campus partnered with a team of fourth-year geography students to renew awareness of the importance of “Sorting it Out” when it comes to waste management.
October 17, 2019
It’s a bird, it’s a plane…. It’s Alfie! Joining us from the UK, Alfie Penfold is here to support Communications in Safety & Risk Services and share a chuckle or two.
October 17, 2019
Campus leadership has approved the creation of an Infrastructure Development function for UBCO to help maximize our ability to support future growth through realigning ourselves. There will be changes across Campus Planning, Campus Operations & Risk Management, and Infrastructure Development.
October 15, 2019
Perched on an isolated cliff-top peninsula, surrounded by ocean, and separated from Vancouver’s urban core by a sprawling, lush rainforest, UBC falls outside the City of Vancouver’s jurisdiction. As a result, the university is responsible for the types of services most universities typically don’t manage — including staffing and sourcing their own emergency response operations (with the exception of police, fire and ambulance).
October 12, 2019
David joins Project Services from Building Operations and brings to his new role a wealth of experience coordinating complex projects across the university. David’s strong technical ability coupled with the many relationships he has built across UBC will be key to his success in his new role.
October 10, 2019
In her new role, Rae Ann will be charged with working across campus to enhance UBC’s safety and security. She will be responsible for leading Safety & Risk Services, a new department which is the result of a merger between Risk Management Services and Campus Security.