VPFO News

July 21, 2020
UBC Continues Commitment to Mitigating Climate Change, Signs Principles for Responsible Investment
The university is pleased to share that UBC Investment Management Trust (IMANT) has signed the internationally-developed Principles for Responsible Investment on behalf of UBC and the UBC Staff Pension Plan.

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July 13, 2020
Safe reoccupancy for your building & spaces
With the gradual and phased reoccupancy of the university, we want to remind faculty and staff that the Facilities Group will require a minimum of five business days notice before a building is ready for reoccupancy. Our custodial and trades staff are currently working on rotation, and we will require advance notice in order to more effectively schedule our teams to prepare your space for safe reoccupancy.

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June 18, 2020
Serving our diverse campus
UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa Ono recently released a statement about systemic racism at UBC. We at Safety & Risk Services and in the VPFO portfolio want to ensure we create a sense of safety, trust and security among all campus users. We can only achieve this when we recognize and address racism and unconscious bias at an individual and institutional level.

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June 15, 2020
Museum of Anthropology (MOA) Great Hall Renewal Open House
Due to precautions in place for COVID-19, public consultation for this project will take place online on Monday, June 29. Join the meeting anytime between 4:30-6:30 p.m. Construction is anticipated to start mid-late September 2020.

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June 11, 2020
New 12 MW biomass boiler arrives on campus
As part of the Bioenergy facility expansion, the anticipated 12 MW biomass fueled hot water combustion boiler arrived on campus at the Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility (BRDF), and was craned into place for the next phase of the boiler placement.

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