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2020 Emergency Management Training for Faculty & Staff

Check out the Emergency Management Training dates for 2020, including information about a large emergency management exercise.

Leigh Clark successfully keeping used furniture out of landfill

Since Leigh joined UBC Vancouver as a Facilities Planner with Infrastructure Development just two years ago, she has successfully identified and implemented a solution for keeping redundant furniture out of landfill and putting it to use elsewhere at the university.

Siu Tse joins Energy & Water Services as Director of Engineering & Utilities

Siu joins us from the City of Port Coquitlam as their Deputy Director of Engineering & Operation and previously worked in City of Richmond, and Metro Vancouver.

Are you Ranger Ready? Visit the UBC Emergency Ranger Station on Feb 13 and find out!

Emergencies happen, and as UBC students, faculty, staff, and residents, we all have a role to play in emergency preparedness. Visit the UBC Emergency Ranger Station in the AMS Nest on February 13 to find out how you can prepare for an emergency, and get Ranger Ready!

François Desmarais promoted to Senior Facilities Manager in Building Operations

François is the successful candidate to take on this newly created role with all of the Building Operations’ Facilities Managers reporting directly to him. François will continue to be responsible for the Brown Zone and also manage the day to day operations within the Facilities Management team with support from Kishani Gibbons, Senior Manager, Customer Services. 

Announcing a new Associate Vice-President role for the VPFO

Following approval from UBC’s Board of Governors,the VPFO will be adding a new Associate Vice-President. Trish Pekeles has agreed to step forward as acting in the new AVP role until the search committee completes their work.

UBC Finance Receives Sustainable Purchasing Award from International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories

UBC joined a number of leading research university in receiving the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Award after demonstrating an improvement in sustainable procurement practices.

UBC celebrates the official opening of the Undergraduate Life Sciences Teaching Laboratories

Students from British Columbia and around the world can now study for careers in the life sciences, such as genetics, health care, conservation and ecology, in the renovated and expanded Undergraduate Life Sciences Teaching Laboratories at UBC.

Bryan Antenor and Marcos Kwong join Financial Operations management team

The Financial Operations team is pleased to welcome Bryan Antenor as the department’s new Customer Support Manager, and Marcos Kwong as the Manager of Procurement Services.

Snow or sun, you are appreciated

The VPFO does a lot, snow or sun, to keep UBC working. Despite yesterday’s challenges of travelling to campus, working remotely, or by just by preparing our systems on the good days to be resilient enough to handle the tough ones — the VPFO team was here for UBC.