Key Projects

UBC is committed to continuous improvement to help the UBC community and the public through the excellence of our processes and systems. These are some of the core projects underway to help us to better understand our clients and services and to renew and build our supporting business systems.

Major VPFO Unit Projects

Procurement Modernization Project

Financial Operations has heard from the university community that it can be difficult, manual, and time-consuming to make purchases and payments on time. We have developed a plan of action to improve procurement across the university.

Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees (JOHSC) Project

Risk Management Services will be helping the Vancouver campus move from one large University Health and Safety Committee (UHSC)—which covers the entire campus—to a cluster of smaller Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees (JOHSC), which will cover employee groups within a VP’s portfolio.

LED Lighting Retrofit Campaign

UBC Energy and Water Services in partnership with Building Operations, BC Hydro, and Province of British Columbia Carbon Neutral Program have begun a multi-phase T8 fluorescent to LED (Light Emitting Diode) retrofit project.

WiFi Building Controls

Based on research by a Ph.D candidate right here at UBC, Energy and Water Services is using the campus wireless system to find energy savings in buildings.

Upgrading UBC for Seismic Risk

Since 1994, UBC has been actively working with external engineering partners to assess, plan, and improve the Vancouver campus in preparation for a major seismic event.

VPFO Sponsored Projects


UniForum is an annual study providing UBC information about the distribution of services and activities that support our academic mission and its respective resourcing, which can be benchmarked against other leading universities around the world.

Integrated Renewal Program

The Integrated Renewal Program is a multi-year business process transformation and system implementation program that will leverage the industry-leading cloud enterprise solution Workday to replace our current core administrative systems with a new integrated, user friendly, mobile-enabled platform.

Privacy Matters

The Privacy Matters @ UBC initiative aims to increase the awareness of privacy and information security at UBC. Higher education institutions are often the target of data breaches, which not only affect the individuals whose personal information is compromised, but also the organization experiencing the breach.

Enterprise Maintenance Management System (EMMS) Project

The Enterprise Maintenance Management System (EMMS) Project will deliver a single unified platform and consistent processes for maintenance, inventory and asset management to achieve UBC’s strategic goals. The EMMS Project is a multi-year initiative.