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Kishani Gibbons promoted as Director, Customer Services & Informatics with Building Operations

Effective March 5, 2020, Kishani will formally take on the Business Services team, forming the new division Customer Service & Informatics in Building Operations.

Campus Security Get a New Set of Wheels

To help team members provide an efficient service around campus, Campus Security has invested in a brand new Gem e2 electric vehicle. The vehicle has zero emissions and runs at a fraction of the cost of a traditional gas vehicle.

VPFO Gathers for Pink Shirt Day 2020

Team members from across the VPFO gathered on February 26 to celebrate Pink Shirt Day 2020, and talk about respect, diversity and inclusion.

Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre wins 2019 North American Copper in Architecture Award

The only winner in Western Canada, UBC’s Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) features a standing seam copper roof that embodies the Coast Salish’s idea that the chief’s copper represents dignity.

And the winners of our premium emergency ranger kits are…

Find out who the lucky contest winners are from the UBC Emergency Ranger Station event on February 13

Help UBC create design guidelines for more inclusive washrooms & changing rooms

Last month, Infrastructure Development and Equity & Inclusive office hosted three pop-up open house events to engage with UBC students, faculty, and staff to get a better understanding of the range of experiences and concerns regarding washrooms and changing at UBC.

Jeetender Amritsar joins Building Operations as Facilities Manager

Jeetender is the successful candidate to take over the Teal zone after Rob Macdonald retires at the end of March 2020. He will start his new role on March 2, 2020.

VPFO Pink Shirt Day 2019/20 Staff Video

To capture the spirit of inclusion, in 2019 we worked with our partners at UBC Studios to create a video that captures some of the excitement. The video was played for all staff at the 2020 event.

Students, faculty and staff get Ranger Ready in The Nest

On February 13, 2020 the AMS Student Nest was transformed into the UBC Emergency Ranger Station, where the Emergency Management team helped the UBC community get Ranger Ready, and prepare for emergency situations.

Legal Opinion Confirms the Way Forward to Divestment

On Dec. 5, 2019, the Board of Governors formally directed VP Finance and UBC Counsel to lay out a pathway to full divestment of the university’s main endowment. Now the university has received a legal opinion which further confirms the way forward to divestment.