VPFO News

December 5, 2016
Sanctioned countries and research
Canadians and UBC (as a Canadian organization) are prohibited from transacting certain business in sanctioned countries without specific government approval.

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Procurement project underway
We heard from the community that it can be difficult, manual, and time-consuming to make purchases and payments on time. We are committed to making procurement easy, seamless and efficient.

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Building transparency in an environment of accelerating change
The pace of change at UBC has been accelerating. When a lot of big pieces begin to move, it can be easy to focus on the task at hand and worry about helping everyone understand later. Nevertheless, we all know as things get busy the chance to speak with each other sometimes never comes.

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August 9, 2016
Two new websites for the VP Finance Portfolio
Over the past year, Marketing and Communications and UBC-IT Web Services has been working with Finance staff from all across the portfolio to build a new Financial Services portal, which consolidates and streamlines content from supplymanagement.ubc.ca , finance.ubc.ca, and  treasury.ubc.ca into a single website at finance.ubc.ca.

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August 4, 2016
2015/16 UBC Annual Report
UBC’s Connected By Commitment Annual Report 2015-16 launched. The year is summarized through a mix of storytelling and metrics that highlight the successes of our students, faculty, staff and alumni linked to the nine commitments of the university’s strategic plan Place and Promise. The annual report can be viewed at annualreport.ubc.ca

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