Departments

The VP Finance & Operations portfolio consists of ten highly-integrated departments. While each has a defined purpose, all our departments work cohesively to deliver exceptional service to the university.

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Finance

Finance delivers on UBC’s commitment to financial accountability and transparency. Through its three units, Finance shares the University’s financial story, manages its cash, capital, contracts and compliance requirements, and runs the campus responsibly.

Comptroller

The UBC Comptroller manages financial support across the University, and delivers key financial data and reporting to stakeholders.

Financial Operations

Financial Operations provides financial management services and guides UBC through fiscal policies and regulations.

Treasury

Treasury not only manages UBC’s assets, liabilities, and risks, but also administers key fiscal programs and processes.

Facilities Group

UBC’s Facilities group manages UBC’s physical assets. By setting high operational standards, Facilities three department’s build and maintain a world-leading education and research environment.

Building Operations

Building Operations manages the University’s lands, buildings, and fleets efficiently, safely, and sustainably.

Energy & Water Services

Energy & Water Services manages UBC’s energy and water infrastructure and plays a key role in meeting campus sustainability targets.

Infrastructure Development

Infrastructure Development manages the University’s existing and emerging needs, by planning, developing, renewing and renovating campus facilities.

Operations

UBC’s operations units manage UBC’s physical assets—for risk, health, and safety

Safety & Risk Services

Safety & Risk Services identifies, assesses and addresses strategic, academic, operational, financial and reputational risks at UBC.

Okanagan Group

UBC’s Okanagan campus’s rapid growth in a unique environment requires dedicated care and attention. Our Okanagan-focused finance and operations unit ensures UBC Okanagan can grow while maintaining strong coordination between all UBC campuses.

Finance & Operations Okanagan

Finance & Operations Okanagan ensures UBC's Okanagan campus is an exceptional academic environment by managing the financial and operational aspects of campus life.

Advising & Services

The VPFO is directly supported by it’s own matrixed Human Resources and Communications & Engagement functions. By blending direct portfolio membership with dotted line connection back to central leadership, these units lead the VPFO with UBC best practice.

VPFO Communications & Engagement

VPFO Communications works to positively position the portfolio and its constituent departments within UBC and its community, and to facilitate the movement of operational and strategic information

VPFO Human Resources

The VPFO HR team consistently delivers strategic and operational business partner support for the VPFO and promote UBC’s people practices.

Subsidiaries

The VP Finance & Operations is UBC’s link, though board directorships, to several wholly-owned, independent business units who manage key investment portfolios for the university.

UBC Investment Management Trust (IMANT)

UBC Investment Management Trust (UBC IMANT) is responsible for investing UBC’s Endowment Fund, the Staff Pension Plan, the Sustainable Future Pool and other UBC funds. UBC IMANT’s goal is to ensure that all portfolios are managed to maximize investment returns commensurate with the distinct liquidity needs, risk parameters and other short and long-term objectives of each fund.

UBC Properties Trust (UBCPT)

UBC Properties Trust assists UBC, through optimization of land assets to achieve the academic and community goals by: servicing and marketing lands for residential development, developing, leasing, and property management of Village Gates Homes (Staff and Faculty Rentals) and Wesbrook Properties, development, leasing, and property management of an office and retail portfolio, analyzing projects as requested by UBC, project managing the construction of institutional projects, leading the community development and marketing for Wesbrook Place.