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VPFO Pink Shirt Day 2021 Event Recording

The VPFO team is over 1,400 people. For our 4th year in a row we have gathered to celebrate Pink Shirt Day across the portfolio and reflect on our progress on the larger topics of equity, Diversity, and inclusion. Join us at our event with this live recording.

Get to know: Jeetender Amritsar, Facilities Manager with Building Operations

Jeetender leads daily operations of buildings and is the primary contact for building maintenance services (for the Teal Zone), which include cleaning, preventative maintenance, repair and minor renovations on the UBC Vancouver campus.

Monday Update

Last week’s updates from UBC February 22: UBC Broadcast: Share your feedback in the Workplace Preferences Survey by March 3 February 19: President’s Blog: Weekly Update February 17: UBC Bulletin: Moving staff to midpoint of salary range (midpoint progression increase) Managing your mental health HR has collected mental health resources to help you manage our ups and downs. Our VPFO HR staff is […]

T4 / T4A Statements for Faculty and Staff Are Now Available

UBC faculty and staff can now access their payroll-related 2020 T4 and T4A tax slips for personal income tax returns through Workday. An active CWL ID and password are required.

Rapid COVID-19 Screening Tests underway at UBC

Safety & Risk Services has been assisting UBC Student Housing & Community Services in a pilot project offering rapid COVID-19 screening test. This voluntary initiative is a collaboration between the Federal and Provincial Governments, Providence Health Care, Vancouver Coastal Health, UBC’s School of Nursing and Student Housing and Community Services. 

Pink Shirt Day 2021: Celebrate equity, diversity, and inclusion across the VPFO

The VPFO Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee presents Pink Shirt Day on February 24, 2021. The VPFO will be celebrating equity, diversity and inclusion across our portfolio with a virtual event and cookies for those working on campus. Join in on Zoom to hear an update on where the VPFO is going with EDI.

UBC Facilities keeping priority routes clear over the long weekend

While many were out playing in the snow or bundled up by the fire, Facilities crews were on UBC campus ensuring the priority routes were clear so buses, emergency vehicles and those living and visiting the campus could move around as safely as possible.

Monday Update

Last week’s updates from UBC February 12: President’s Blog: Weekly Update February 10: UBC Broadcast: External audit of gender diversity Managing your mental health HR has collected mental health resources to help you manage our ups and downs. Our VPFO HR staff is always available for a confidential conversation. February 17: Mindfulness Made Simple January – March: Through the Lens: A series of interactive […]

UBC Evaluated As Having “Outstanding Market Position” by Moodys

Bond credit rating company Moody’s Investors Service (commonly referred to as “Moody’s”) has given UBC an Aa1 rating, reflecting “an outstanding market position supported by robust student demand, and a very strong research reputation which has historically allowed the university to generate strong operating results.”

Video: Virtual Hot Lunch with John Metras

John Metras, Associate Vice-President, Facilities presented at St. John College’s Virtual Hot Lunch Series on January 27, 2021. If you missed the Virtual Hot Lunch with John, or would like to revisit the talk, the event can be viewed on the St John College’s YouTube page.