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Work continues on the UBC Hydrogen Fueling Station

On August 18, UBC Facilities began the assembly of the Hydrogen Fueling Station’s canopy, which will provide weather protection for the hydrogen dispenser users during fueling and visitors who are interested in learning more about the project at the plaza. Click through to see photos of the latest progress on the Hydrogen Station.

Pamela Troyer joins Project Services within Infrastructure Development as Project Manager

Pamela joins UBC from Proscenium Architecture & Interiors, where she was involved in the Macleod Building Renewal project. In her new role, Pamela will manage projects for the renewal of university facilities, and engage with stakeholders to guide them through the development process and project implementation.

Monday Update

Updates from UBC August 25: UBC Broadcast: Ensuring a safe start to the 2022/23 academic year ^ Back to Top Operations updates Facilities Building Operations, Custodial Services, Customer Services & Informatics, Energy & Water Services, Infrastructure Development, and Municipal Services Upcoming road closures on UBC Vancouver campus: There are a number of road closures on the […]

Watermain work on 16th Avenue in the University Endowment Lands (UEL)

UBC Facilities will support this work from September 15-16, 2022 by switching over our campus water feed. During this switchover, there will be minimal disruption to our water supply.

Embracing age diversity in the workplace

Silver-haired, veteran journalist Lisa LaFlamme was recently let go as CTV’s anchor and chief news correspondent amidst accusations of age discrimination. LaFlamme’s exit is an example of the sexism and ageism women continue to face at work. 

Updated COVID-19 Campus Rules

UBC has updated the COVID-19 Campus Rules. As announced in June of this year, UBC no longer requires students, faculty and staff to wear non-medical masks, but we continue to recommend that masks be worn in indoor public spaces. Students, faculty and staff who take part in academic activities in health settings on campus or outside of university campuses may still be required to wear a mask if mandated by a Public Health Order.

Keeping General Teaching Space doors unlocked

The Learning Spaces team in Infrastructure Development has been busy preparing classroom spaces for the upcoming Winter Session 2022/23 Term 1, and working with Campus Security to ensure General Teaching Spaces remain unlocked to allow faculty and staff the flexibility to access these rooms.

UBC increases per diem rates as of September 1, 2022

UBC annually reviews the per diem rates for travel, taking into consideration changes in cost and comparability with other institutions. As a result of this review and our community’s feedback, and as travel activities recover from COVID-19, UBC’s per diem rates will increase effective September 1, 2022.

Are you prepared for an emergency?

Help increase the campus community’s resilience, emergency awareness and preparedness by joining us on September 6-8. Find our Emergency Preparedness booth on Imagine UBC at Main Mall on September 6, and Ride the Quake Cottage, an earthquake simulator at University Commons outside the Nest on September 7 and 8.

Increasing Collaboration with the Catchbox Throwable Microphone System

The Learning Spaces team recently received a video from the Master of Food and Resource Economics (MFRE) program where students incorporated the Catchbox, a wireless, throwable microphone that supports collaborative and interactive sessions into their presentations this summer. Take a look at the Catchbox in action.