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.
To be our most successful, we need a plan that organizes our work from individual jobs, through departments, to the portfolio and UBC as a whole. Read on to learn more about how our new focus will help us continue our innovative and award-winning work enabling excellence at UBC.
The VPFO is responsible for stewardship of UBC’s physical and financial assets, including all facilities as well as the university budget and endowment. The services provided by the 1400+ individuals who report to the portfolio enable UBC’s excellence in learning and research.
Read the VPFO Strategic Plan to find out what guides us in our decision-making.