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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.

Changes to Print Services at UBC

Xerox is currently UBC’s preferred supplier of printing services, but the university’s master service agreement with this vendor is due to expire in March 2020. The Strategic Sourcing team in Financial Operations is exploring the best options for print solutions at UBC through a formal sourcing process.

Saving Energy During UBC’s Seasonal Shutdown

This past December, departments, building operators and energy managers across UBC joined together to reduce the university’s environmental footprint over the winter holiday by participating in the Seasonal Shutdown.

UBC ready for snow

It’s five o’clock in the morning, snow has been falling for a few hours in Vancouver and slowly accumulating on the roads across the city. Building Operations crews are already brining, salting and plowing roads and pathways on the Vancouver campus but the staff on the call know students will wake up to snow and ask — are my classes or exams cancelled?