VPFO News

Year 2 kicks-off for UniForum@UBC!

Benchmarking our service delivery processes against universities of similar scale and complexity is one of the main reasons UBC participates in the UniForum study. As UniForum@UBC launches its second year of data collection, we wanted to share some early findings from Year 1.

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Integrated Renewal Program launches website

The Integrated Renewal Program is a multi-year business process transformation and system implementation program that will leverage the industry-leading cloud enterprise solution Workday to replace our current core administrative systems. Visit their new website to learn more about the program.

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UBC’s Academic District Energy System featured in IDEA Magazine

The International District Energy Association's (IDEA) 2018 Conference is coming to Vancouver. UBC's Academic District Energy System is featured as part of the cover story for their latest magazine, preparing conference attendees for their trip to Vancouver.

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Robotic Auto-scrubber Joins Building Operations

Custodial Services will be piloting a robotic, self-driven auto-scrubber in May. The robot is the work of A&K Robotics, which began as a project of UBC Engineering students and is now a sought-after company developing artificial intelligence and robotics in Canada.

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New electronic form speeds up procurement approval process

As part of the Procurement Modernization project, Financial Operations has developed a new electronic Procurement form for purchasing goods and services over $3,500. Approvals can now be accepted electronically.

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