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Get ready to ShakeOut

This October, practice the Great BC Shakeout, an annual province-wide earthquake drill for everyone to practice how to protect themselves and to be better prepared in the event of an earthquake.

VPFO News: Special Edition: Strategic Plan

To be our most successful, we need a plan that organizes our work from individual jobs, through departments, to the portfolio and UBC as a whole. Read on to learn more about how our new focus will help us continue our innovative and award-winning work enabling excellence at UBC.

Join UBC in the 2019 United Way Campaign

Every year, almost 800 of UBC staff and faculty donate to the UBC United Way campaign. Starting on Monday, Oct. 7, you can support the university’s only board-approved charity by becoming a UBC United Way donor.

Safety Practices and Awareness

This week’s incident at the West Parkade has left some of us reflecting on our safety practices and awareness. I would like to remind our VPFO community about some resources on campus to help you refresh your sense of safety.

Building Operations Labour Division now named Streets & Operations Support

Currently known as B.O.L.D, the name change more suitably represents the roles and responsibilities of this Municipal unit, supporting UBC across the Vancouver campus.

Dawn Jia Announced as President and CEO of UBC IMANT

In her role, Dawn will be responsible for the overall investment management of UBC IMANT’s portfolios, including the selection and oversight of institutional investment fund managers, and ensuring that UBC IMANT’s strategic and operating objectives are achieved.

Jenniffer Sheel promoted as Director, Municipal Services in Building Operations

Under Jenniffer’s leadership, the Municipal division will continue to proactively and cost-effectively manage the operations and maintenance of all assets on UBC Vancouver campus, creating enriching and inviting inside and outside spaces.

VPFO Launches Strategic Plan for 2019 to 2021

Leadership and people managers in the VPFO gathered on September 6th to hear about the strategic priorities for the portfolio for the next three years.

VPFO Team Newsletter: July-August 2019

As the summer draws to a close we’re getting ready for the energy and excitement of a new fall term. Staff from across the VPFO are gearing up for the new academic year with an exciting array of projects and announcements, including the completion of a new student residence, a funding announcement for the cutting edge Bioenergy Facility (BRDF) on the Vancouver Campus, and UBC’s first Campus Commuter Challenge partnership in the Okanagan.