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Caroline Macleod promoted to Executive Assistant to Associate Vice-President, Facilities

Caroline brings a wealth of experience to this role and will be responsible for liaising with the wider University community and fostering working relationships with Senior Executives across the University. Caroline will be the primary contact person for John Metras, AVP Facilities (Incoming Interim Vice-President, Operations).

Monday Update

Updates from UBC May 30: UBC Announcement: UBC Vancouver – Call for proposals for the 2022 Winter Session Work Learn program May 27: President’s Blog: Statement on the one-year anniversary of the announcement of 215 unmarked graves found at the former Kamloops Indian Residential Schoo Updates from VPFO Great seeing you at the VPFO Town Hall: […]

Changes in the VPFO HR team

We are pleased to announce a number of positive changes on the VPFO Human Resources team. We have prepared a service map to help you navigate these changes and understand the roles and assigned departments of our team members.

Inclusion, Exclusion, Segregation, and Integration: What are they and how are they different?

Many African-Americans migrated to Tulsa after the Civil War, carrying dreams of new chapters. The Tulsa race massacre took place on the evening of May 31, 1921, killing hundreds of residents, burning more than 1,250 homes, and erasing years of Black success.

Ernesto Castano joins UBC’s Financial Operations group as the Associate Director, Procurement

Ernesto will play a vital role in leading the Procurement function to support our community in meeting their needs through the procurement and competitive bidding processes, leveraging Workday and Planon.

May 26 VPFO Town Hall Presentation and Slides

In this VPFO town hall, we reviewed the leadership transition plan, looked back on our accomplishments, and learned about our strategic plan together as one portfolio. The town hall recording and presentation slides are now available.

Joan Mar and Entela Ifti step into new positions in the Financial Planning & Analysis team

In their new roles, Joan and Entela will work with the Assistant Comptroller to lead the FP&A team and support our partners across the university. Joan Mar will be joining as Director, Financial Planning & Analysis on June 16, and Entela Ifti as Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis, effective June 1.

Preparing for transition in the VPFO

The hand off starts now. Starting on June 1, Karamjeet Heer will be serving as the Interim Vice-President, Finance, and John Metras will be the Interim Vice-President, Operations.

Susan Johnson steps into her new role as Senior Manager, Privacy and Information Security Risk

In her new role, Susan will continue to oversee the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) process, including major projects such as the Integrated Security Program Student (IRPS) as well as the portfolio of operational PIAs and advisory services.

Monday Update

A weekly snapshot that captures important university updates, work across VPFO departments, and relevant resources. This will be reposted, along with past issues, at Send your additions or questions to at any time.     In this edition Updates from VPFO Facilities updates Finance updates Operations & Advising updates People in motion VPFO job openings Other notable updates Helpful […]