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EXPENSES RELATING TO WORKING FROM HOME – QUESTIONS ABOUT THE T2200 TAX FORM

Many members of the UBC faculty and staff community have moved to working-from-home scenarios as a result of COVID-19 measures, and the university’s finance teams have received some questions about whether UBC will be issuing T2200 tax forms for the 2020 tax year.

VPFO Monday Update

Last week’s updates from UBC April 24: UBC Broadcast: Santa Ono’s address to the UBC community April 21: UBC Broadcast: A message from the Board of Governors April 15: HR Memo: Managing Vacation Requests General updates about UBC and its response to COVID-19 continue to be updated at covid19.ubc.ca. Department updates VPFO and UBC Board meeting schedule: May 6: Materials submitted to Peter […]

Working safely on campus and at home

Avoid infection and stay safe at work by following Safety & Risk Services guidance on safe working at srs.ubc.ca/covid19.

Protect UBC Mobile Phones Against SIM Swapping

UBC IT has recommend that we take steps to protect our cell phones against a risk known as SIM swapping.

UBC Moves Forward with Divestment Plus

By taking this approach, the university will be able to assess broader environmental, social and governance issues present in its portfolio companies, and work to become an active investor that influences outcomes.

Energy efficiency and cost savings during COVID-19

With reduced occupancy on the UBC Vancouver campus, building operators and energy managers are adjusting heating or cooling levels in spaces that have reduced or zero occupancy. This is an opportunity to ensure critical energy savings while maintaining a safe and healthy indoor environment.

A friendly reminder to run the cold water taps to ensure water is fresh

As many buildings on campus have reduced occupancy, we want to remind everyone that running the cold water taps until the water is cold is an important step before drinking or using for food preparation. This will ensure the water is kept fresh for use and stagnant water is flushed from the building’s pipe network system.

VPFO Monday Update

Last week’s updates from UBC April 17: UBC Broadcast: Status of Summer Term 2 April 17: UBC Broadcast: Santa’s Message to the Community April 16: UBC Broadcast: New Vice-President of Human Resources April 15: UBC Broadcast: New Cyber-Security Controls General updates about UBC and its response to COVID-19 continue to be updated at covid19.ubc.ca.   Department updates Facilities – Building Operations, Energy & Water […]

Recognizing those still working on campus

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the majority of faculty and staff are working from home right now. However, teams like Facilities Management at UBC Okanagan and Building Operations’ Custodial Services at UBC Vancouver continue to carry out most of their day-to-day work on campus. 

VPFO Monday Update

Last week’s updates from UBC April 9: UBC Broadcast: COVID–19 — Santa Ono’s address to the community. April 6: FAQs for faculty & staff updated regarding adjustments to the recruitment process. General updates about UBC and its response to COVID-19 continue to be updated at covid19.ubc.ca. Department updates Facilities – Building Operations, Energy & Water Services, Infrastructure Development John’s Blog: John Metras has […]