VPFO News

August 19, 2019
BRDF, UBC’s innovative heat and power facility boosted by federal investment
A $20.4 million expansion of UBC’s innovative Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility (BRDF) will receive up to $7.6 million in support from the federal government’s low-carbon economy fund.

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August 15, 2019
The new Exchange Residence at Gage South & UBC Bus Exchange featured in August issue of Award
Resulting from a partnership between the University of British Columbia and TransLink, the new Exchange Residence at Gage South & UBC Bus Exchange demonstrates how one site can comfortably serve a full range of purposes.

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July 31, 2019
Pearle Lundeen and Stephanie Friesen from Building Operations modernize ageing file-server
This summer, Pearle Lundeen, Functional Analyst from Building Operations, and Arts Co-op and MAS student Stephanie Friesen successfully facilitated in the modernization of UBC Facilities' (Infrastructure Development, Energy & Water Services, and Building Operations) ageing file-server which consisted of 900 user accounts and 6.7 terabytes of information.

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July 30, 2019
IRP hosts first Workday Demonstration for HR and Finance Systems
On July 30, the Integrated Renewal Program (IRP) hosted a major Workday demonstration and live streaming event. Over 800 individuals registered, and a further 300+ joined via livestream, all to get a first-hand view of some of Workday’s features and functionality, and the enhanced user experience derived from implementing the new integrated workplace solution.

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July 24, 2019
Building Operations and Campus Security help UBC Studios update the Vancouver Campus Google Street View
The UBC Vancouver campus' Google Street View has been long outdated, mostly due to the campus not being open to private vehicles. We helped UBC Studios fix that — capturing over 15,000 8K 360 photos in the process. Watch the video and see how its done.

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