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VPFO Team Newsletter: September – October 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.

SRS pilots requiring supervisors’ health and safety training within the VPFO

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.

A Reminder to “Sort it Out” – UBCO Sustainability Office Partners with Students on Renewed Campaign

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.

Get to know Alfie Penfold, Communications Specialist with VPFO Communications & Engagement

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.

Update on UBCO Campus Planning, Infrastructure Development, and Campus Operations & Risk Management

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.

Planning for disaster a campus-wide initiative for UBC Vancouver

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).

David Meek joins Project Services with Infrastructure Development as Project Coordinator

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.

Rae Ann Aldridge appointed as Executive Director, Safety & Risk Services

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.

UBC Expands Occupational First Aid Program on Vancouver campus

All faculty, staff and student-staff on UBC’s Vancouver campus can now enlist the help of the UBC Occupational First Aid Team, 24 hours a day. Call 604-822-4444 for assistance.

Who wants a hug from a bug? Get your free flu shot!

Boost your wellbeing and promote a healthy campus by getting your free flu shot at the UBC Flu Clinic — it’s your best protection against the flu.