VPFO News

September 3, 2021
New September Employee Payment Date
With the introduction of the new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Statutory Holiday on September 30, 2021, the payment date for employees has been moved to September 29, 2021. If possible, please have business processes and timesheets approved a day earlier.

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August 31, 2021
Clinical trial program: Rapid COVID-19 testing opens in Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
UBC researchers are asking for your help and participation to assess the viability of a new rapid test, the SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test. Help keep yourself, your community and all of Canada safer by getting tested using a new self-administered system. This is a research study, and rapid testing is only available to those that consent and are eligible to participate in the study.

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August 30, 2021
Update on Contacting Payroll
Payroll Operations is requesting that all payroll inquiries be submitted via the UBC self-service portal, effective September 1, 2021. Payroll will address the submitted tickets in order of priority, which will assist us in identifying issues impacting our processes as well as opportunities for long-term solutions.

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August 26, 2021
Non-medical masks required in public indoor spaces on UBC campuses from August 25
As a result of a Public Health Order, effective August 25, 2021, non-medical masks are required for all indoor public areas at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan, including lobbies, hallways, stairwells, elevators, classrooms and labs.

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August 23, 2021
From the classroom to the virtual space, and back again – How UBC’s Learning Spaces team is getting ready for a return to campus
The Learning Spaces team is part of UBC Facilities. When it comes to teaching, learning, and research, an optimal physical environment is crucial for creating an experience that is engaging and collaborative. What does the shift away from learning in the physical space mean for the team and how are they preparing for a return to campus this fall?

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