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Update on Contacting Payroll

Payroll Operations is requesting that all payroll inquiries be submitted via the UBC self-service portal, effective September 1, 2021. Payroll will address the submitted tickets in order of priority, which will assist us in identifying issues impacting our processes as well as opportunities for long-term solutions.

Non-medical masks required in public indoor spaces on UBC campuses from August 25

As a result of a Public Health Order, effective August 25, 2021, non-medical masks are required for all indoor public areas at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan, including lobbies, hallways, stairwells, elevators, classrooms and labs.

Our next steps for return to campus

We have all been following the news from the Provincial Government and have seen the recent messages from Santo Ono about the latest changes to COVID-19 public health guidance. We know our return to campus will need to be different than the plans we discussed at our VPFO all-staff town hall on July 15.

Bert Tempel joins Infrastructure Development as Project Coordinator

Bert joined UBC in 2001 with a sheet metal trades certification. He has spent 20 years in Building Operations’ Sheet Metal Shop where he developed extensive experience and knowledge in the construction of mechanical systems, building maintenance, HVAC systems renewal, and managed all metal related work on campus.

Monday update

Updates from UBC August 20: President’s Update: Preparing our campuses for Fall 2021 August 18: UBC Broadcast: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 Updates on UBC’s response to COVID-19 are at Managing your mental health HR has collected mental health resources to help you manage your ups and downs. Our VPFO HR staff […]

From the classroom to the virtual space, and back again – How UBC’s Learning Spaces team is getting ready for a return to campus

The Learning Spaces team is part of UBC Facilities. When it comes to teaching, learning, and research, an optimal physical environment is crucial for creating an experience that is engaging and collaborative. What does the shift away from learning in the physical space mean for the team and how are they preparing for a return to campus this fall?

District Energy System (DES) Valve Optimization program

Since April 2021, Energy & Water Services has been undergoing a District Energy System (DES) valve optimization project across campus. This project was executed over two phases in 10 worksites and included 18 valves — starting with one of the most complex shutdowns next to the UBC Hospital.

Carolyn Rhee-Thompson joins UBC as Finance Director, VPFO/VPHR

Carolyn is a CPA with over 10 years of financial leadership experience supporting a broad group of internal clients. As Finance Director, VPFO/VPHR, Carolyn will bring financial leadership and strategic expertise to the portfolio.

VCH drop-in vaccination clinic is available at Life Sciences Centre

The Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) drop-in vaccination clinic will be open at the Life Sciences Centre on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on your eligibility and vaccine availability.

New 24/7 Operations Centre structure

Starting Wednesday, September 1, 2021, a new 24/7 Operations Centre structure will take effect. The Operations Centre is the 24/7 hub located within the University Services Building (USB) that will have oversight of the building Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems on the UBC Point Grey campus.