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 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.
ComptrollerThe UBC Comptroller manages financial support across the University, and delivers key financial data and reporting to stakeholders.
Finance & Operational ExcellenceFinance & Operational Excellence provides leadership, vision, strategy, and direction for the university’s Operational Excellence and Financial Operations functions, as well as co-leading the Integrated Service Centre (ISC) with the Chief Information Officer.
TreasuryTreasury not only manages UBC’s assets, liabilities, and risks, but also administers key fiscal programs and processes.
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.
UBC Facilities GroupInfrastructure Development manages the university’s existing and emerging needs, by planning, developing, renewing and renovating campus facilities.
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 OkanaganFinance & Operations Okanagan ensures UBC's Okanagan campus is an exceptional academic environment by managing the financial and operational aspects of campus life.
Operations & Advising
UBC’s operations and advising units help UBC by aligning the operations of the university and its strategic plan, building and supporting the people of the VPFO to keep the portfolio moving forward, on mission, and maintaining a rigorous standard for protecting the university’s health, safety, and environment.
Safety & Risk ServicesSafety & Risk Services identifies, assesses and addresses strategic, academic, operational, financial and reputational risks at UBC.
VPFO Communications & EngagementVPFO 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 ResourcesThe VPFO HR team consistently delivers strategic and operational business partner support for the VPFO and promote UBC’s people practices.
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 ManagementUBC Investment Management is responsible for investing UBC’s Endowment Fund, the Staff Pension Plan, the Sustainable Future Pool and other UBC funds. UBC Investment Management’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.