VPFO News

July 29, 2021
Drinking water fountains and bottle-filling stations are reopening
Starting mid-August 2021, the Facilities team will begin to proceed with un-bagging and flushing all the drinking water fountains and bottle-filling stations across the UBC Vancouver campus. Flushing the water will remove any stagnant water from the building’s pipe network system to ensure the water is kept fresh and the stations are ready for use.

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July 28, 2021
Heat Stress Awareness course available
The Heat Stress Awareness course is recommended for all workers that are at risk of heat exposure, and for their supervisors to complete. The course was developed to increase your awareness of the risk factors and associated heat disorders related to heat stress. The course will also identify controls to protect yourself against heat stress.

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VCH vaccination site at Pharmaceutical Sciences Building is closing on June 30
To ensure vaccines are accessible to incoming students (both international and domestic), faculty, and staff who have not yet been vaccinated and wish to complete their immunization series, UBC is in discussion with clinical leads from Vancouver Coastal Health and are currently working through some operational dependencies.

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July 26, 2021
UBC’s HVAC teams are making sure we can breathe easy
Over the past 18 months, learning, research, and work at UBC have been taking place remotely, wherever possible. But one group of people has diligently stayed on campus to keep its infrastructure humming through all this time: the teams responsible for ensuring that heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are functioning properly across the university.

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July 23, 2021
UBC transitioning to new customs broker: Thompson Ahern
For international shipments, UBC will be transitioning to a new customs broker of record, Thompson Ahern who will take over from the university’s current broker Livingston International as of August 12, 2021.

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