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Himani Katyal joins Safety & Risk Services as Health and Safety Associate

Prior to joining us, Himani worked as the Health and Safety Assistant in the Faculty of Arts and brings with her a wealth of UBC knowledge and familiarity with UBC systems which will enable a seamless transition into this role. 

Getting ready for UniForum: Support resources for participants available

UBC is getting ready to participate for the fifth time in the UniForum benchmarking program. If you’ve been contacted to act as a Primary Contact or Respondent, thank you for your support of this important initiative! If you are a participant in UniForum, we have prepared some key information to help you prepare.


The VPFO Update is a weekly snapshot that captures important university updates, work across VPFO departments, and relevant resources. Sent on May 23, 2023.

New art connects The Reconciliation Pole to Musqueam territory

UBC Facilities’ Infrastructure Development recently completed the project to install the large-scale bronze artwork co-created by xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) master carver Kayám̓ Richard Campbell and Haida master carver and hereditary chief James Hart, 7idansuu (Edenshaw). The new artwork now anchors Hart’s The Reconciliation Pole (2015-17) to Musqueam territory.

MOA Great Hall Renewal project is coming together

Over the last 6 months, the Museum of Anthropology (MOA): Great Hall Renewal project team has been working on foundations, pre-cast and cast in place structures. Once the structure has been completed, skylights and vertical glazing will be ready for installation to enclose the renewed Great Hall.

Newly installed Musqueam art pieces at Henry Angus Building

Facilities recently coordinated the installation of three Musqueam Art pieces created by Susan Point, a Coast Salish artist from Musqueam and a First Nation in Vancouver, British Columbia, in the atrium of the Henry Angus Building.

Mônica Da Silva joins Infrastructure Development as Data Systems Administrator, Capital Projects

Monica will be taking on the administration of the project reporting systems for Project Services, Capital Project Accounting and Capital Planning. She comes from Brazil where she worked as a Database Analyst for the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Sao Luis, and the Federal University of Ceará.  

VPFO Monday Update – May 15, 2023

The VPFO Update is a weekly snapshot that captures important university updates, work across VPFO departments, and relevant resources. Sent on May 8, 2023.

UBC’s transition out of the COVID-19 pandemic

As of today (May 15), the university has disestablished the COVID-19 Campus Rules which provided vital guidance for our community during the pandemic. In addition, previous COVID-19 resources such as the main websites, FAQS and signage will be removed or replaced with information to support our community around communicable disease prevention.

Successful bike recovery: a collaboration between Campus Security, partners and the community

A success story of a good samaritan working with Campus Security and partners to recover a stolen bike. To tackle bike theft on campus, UBC has partnered with Project 529, a community-based bike registration and recovery service. It only takes five minutes to enter your bike’s information in UBC’s 529 Garage!