VPFO News

March 14, 2019
Update for UBC Travellers – Boeing 737 Max 8/9 Aircrafts
Transport Canada has issued a notice closing Canadian airspace to Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft. UBC travellers who have booked through the university travel program, and who are scheduled to travel within the next 72 hours, should contact Vision Travel as soon as possible. 

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March 11, 2019
Registration is now open for WACUBO 2019, co-hosted by UBC
Vice-President, Finance and Operations, Peter Smailes would like to encourage members of the university community who are responsible for business operations within their units to take advantage of this excellent opportunity.

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Emergency Management Training available for 2019
Emergency Management Training, Exercising and Engagement program courses are now available, at no cost to all UBC faculty and staff throughout the year. The courses will provide different levels of training for individuals to learn the tools required for response and recovery.

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March 6, 2019
How to train your robot
When Gurpreet Gill first started at UBC as a custodian in 1989, the Vancouver campus had half the number of students, only a handful of restaurants, and parking cost 25 cents a day. A lot has changed in 29 years for the now Custodial Head Supervisor, including the recent addition of two new robotic team members.

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March 4, 2019
UBC Aquatic Centre recognized for energy conservation and building design
Since opening its doors to the public in the spring of 2017, the UBC Aquatic Centre has become an iconic part of the UBC landscape for thousands of visitors to the UBC Vancouver campus.

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