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How to train your robot

When Gurpreet Gill first started at UBC as a custodian in 1989, the Vancouver campus had half the number of students, only a handful of restaurants, and parking cost 25 cents a day. A lot has changed in 29 years for the now Custodial Head Supervisor, including the recent addition of two new robotic team members.

Pamela Voigt assumes role as Senior Manager, Custodial Services with Building Operations

Pam has been with the university for over seven years, progressing from Clerk 3 to a Payroll Manager, from an Assistant Supervisor to an Operations Manager, and currently serving as Acting Superintendent of Custodial Services for the last two years.

Francis Lepage promoted as Director, Custodial Services with Building Operations

Francis Lepage is the successful candidate for the new Director of Custodial Services position, starting in his new role on April 2, 2019. Francis joined UBC in 2018 as the Manager, Soft Landscaping in Municipal Services with Building Operations.

Get to know: Joni Hayden-Summerton, Project Administrator with Infrastructure Development’s Project Services department

Yoga and a movie, 25 Broadway musicals in New York, and an eye for the humour in everyday life, Jodi is the picture of a person who lives a well-balanced life and brings her spark to work.

UBC Aquatic Centre recognized for energy conservation and building design

Since opening its doors to the public in the spring of 2017, the UBC Aquatic Centre has become an iconic part of the UBC landscape for thousands of visitors to the UBC Vancouver campus.

Aaron Mogerman Appointed Director, Project Services

Aaron joined UBC back in 2005 as a Project Manager, and most recently served as Senior Manager at Project Services for the past three years. His experience in client service, project knowledge and collaborative leadership style are all assets that he will bring to this new role.

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.