Strategic Plan Updates

April 29, 2021
Update on our strategic plan
In November, I sent an update that highlighted our plan to begin a process of transformational change within the VPFO, following our strategic plan’s focus on renewal and optimization. As we start our new fiscal year, I want to share a brief update on our progress.

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October 28, 2020
Building Equity, Diversity and Inclusion within the VPFO
A lot has happened in the world and our university to bring unconscious bias, systemic racism, and other related equity and inclusion conversations to the forefront. Our journey together into EDI is one I am looking forward to and ask you to embrace it with me. This will be one of the first opportunities we have to go forward as a one team, as we outlined in our strategic plan.

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September 24, 2020
Enabling our strategic plan with a new structure for the VPFO’s administrative professionals
Effective September 24, I have promoted Sandy Zarka to Manager, VPFO Administration. Please join me in congratulating Sandy on her new role and in supporting her entire team as they prepare to support us through the changes to come.

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March 4, 2020
VPFO Gathers for Pink Shirt Day 2020
Team members from across the VPFO gathered on February 26 to celebrate Pink Shirt Day 2020, and talk about respect, diversity and inclusion.

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December 4, 2019
The Flow of Water: How the VPFO Safeguards UBC’s Critical Supply of H2O
Water is a crucial resource at UBC, for basic human needs and to support research and operations. The simple act of turning on a tap to access a safe and reliable water supply is something students, faculty, and staff depend on each and every day. But the story of how water gets to UBC’s Vancouver campus — and what happens when it gets here — is much more complex than most of us understand.

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