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Caroline Macleod, Executive Secretary for Energy & Water Services

Caroline brings a wealth of experience to this position, and has been instrumental in supporting the department in transitioning to the new Workday and Planon enterprise systems.

Monday Update

VPFO Monday Update Each Monday we capture a snapshot of important university updates, the work across our departments, and other resources relevant to the VPFO team. This will be reposted, along with all past issues, at Additions or questions can be sent to at any time. Managing Your Mental Health HR has collected a great set of mental […]

Enabling our strategic plan with a new structure for the VPFO’s administrative professionals

Effective September 24, I have promoted Sandy Zarka to Manager, VPFO Administration. Please join me in congratulating Sandy on her new role and in supporting her entire team as they prepare to support us through the changes to come.

Jay Hiscox appointed Director, Project Services with Infrastructure Development

Jay has been part of the Infrastructure Development family since joining UBC in November 2016. He joined Project Services as Senior Project Manager, and was later promoted to Senior Manager and then Associate Director. 

Join UBC’s virtual ShakeOut drill on October 15th

We’re all spending more time at home at the moment, which makes it all the more important to prepare your home for the unexpected. Join UBC’s virtual ShakeOut drill on October 15th to get ready!

Sandy Zarka promoted to Manager, VPFO Administration

Effective September 24, 2020, Sandy Zarka has been promoted to Manager, VPFO Administration. Reporting to Peter Smailes, and continuing to serve as his executive assistant, Sandy will lead the VPFO’s administrative functions.

A beautiful plaque for Professor Santa J. Ono’s reappointment

In celebration of Professor Santa J. Ono’s reappointment as President and Vice-Chancellor of UBC, the Facilities team created a beautiful plaque and presented it to President Ono.

Enrolment remains strong at UBC

Student enrolment numbers remain strong this fall at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan—a sign of the university’s stellar academic reputation. Students are keenly interested in achieving their educational ambitions at UBC, despite challenges posed by COVID-19.

Monday Update

Managing Your Mental Health HR has collected a great set of mental health resources to help you manage the ups and downs of our COVID-19 experience. Our VPFO HR staff is on campus every day for confidential conversations. See below for this week’s HR duty roster. A few of the courses and resources available to you: Facilitated […]

VPFO Finance Teams Launch Finance Update

This new communication will be sent each Friday to consolidate and streamline communications to UBC’s finance community from our central finance functions.