July 15 VPFO Townhall presentation and slides

On July 15, Peter Smailes, Vice-President Finance & Operations, hosted a townhall for the VPFO portfolio. The agenda included:

Our last 18 months

  • COVID-19, working apart and coming together.

Where we are today

  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, transformation, and a financial health update.

Our focus this fall

  • Strategic renewal, systems renewal, Operational Excellence, and our focus in the Okanagan.

Our return to campus

  • The VPFO’s approach, our safety plan, keeping our spaces safe, and your return checklist.

Miss the townhall or want to review the slides?

The townhall was recorded on Zoom (passcode: aj+=K8dM ) and the presentation slides are available in PDF.

If you still have questions on any of these topics, please send them to vp.finops@ubc.ca and we will try to answer them through your senior leader.

Our takeaways from the townhall


  • Campus Safety training will be available for everyone, whether you’re currently on campus or
    returning. (UBCV | UBCO)
  • Lean Six Sigma White Belt training is available for everyone starting today. Yellow and Green belt training for
    selected team members starts in September.
  • EDI online learning modules for everyone will start in September.

Return to campus

Find your place in our future

Further Questions?

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