VPFO News

July 23, 2019
Behind the scenes with Building Operations’ Soft Landscape division
It’s not just the work of Mother Nature that’s responsible for bringing the university landscape to life. A dedicated staff of 35 gardeners, arborists and horticulturists, divided into five crews, work year-round to maintain the university’s 172 hectares of varied landscapes. It’s a responsibility that requires detailed preparation, intense physical work, and the ability to adapt and plan for the changing seasons and climate.

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July 3, 2019
Improving the UBC Finance Website
This summer we made changes to improve navigation and user experience on the finance.ubc.ca website.

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June 17, 2019
Financial Operations opens Satellite Location in Wesbrook Village
The new space is needed as a result of significant growth within Financial Operations, brought about by the Procurement Modernization initiative and the successful development of a new Service Delivery Model for UBC.

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May 29, 2019
Announcing the creation of a new department of Safety & Risk Services
As part of UBC’s commitment to creating a safe, secure and resilient environment for our students, faculty and staff, Risk Management Services (RMS) will be joining with Campus Security to create a new department of Safety & Risk Services (SRS) for the Vancouver campus.

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May 16, 2019
Campus Energy Centre wins green building award
UBC's Campus Energy Centre has won the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s 2019 Green Building Award, and it is the only building in BC to be recognized in this year’s Awards of Excellence.

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