VPFO News

October 26, 2017
Fall leaf collection program moves leaves from 11,000 trees
Building Operations is working to remove leaf matter from across the Vancouver campus... a lot of leaf matter, in fact hundreds of tonnes of leaf matter. Given the large size of our campus and the amount of leaves that we need to manage, we need to use a mix of techniques in order to perform this task efficiently while minimizing impact to campus users.

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October 16, 2017
Who wants a hug from a bug? Get your free flu shot!
The flu bug wants to get up close and personal. But who wants a hug from a bug? Promote a healthy campus by getting your free flu shot—it’s your best protection against the flu. Drop in at a clinic of your choice during October 31-November 9.

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October 5, 2017
Update on new expenditure guidelines for all UBC faculty and staff
There has been a positive response to the founding principles, as well as the compilation of various policies and practices into one document. However, we have learned that a number of changes to current practice – specific to computer and related purchases, as well as travel-related expenditures – require further thought and consultation.

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October 2, 2017
Emergency Management @UBC Wants You to Prepare for a Seismic Emergency
This October, Risk Management Services wants you to focus on emergency preparedness, and launching two events on campus – IBC Shake Zone and ShakeOut BC. Practice what to do when an earthquake strikes, and once the shaking stops. Learn more about emergency preparedness and what to do in the event of an earthquake.

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October 1, 2017
New Expenditure Guidelines now available
The new guidelines are now available on the VP Finance & Operations and University Counsel websites in advance of their October 1, 2017 implementation.

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