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Building our future part I: 2017-18 budget

UBC’s budget for 2017/18 was approved by the Board of Governors on Thursday, April 12. The financial projections it contains reflect both the challenges of maintaining our ongoing activities, while building for our future.

UBC Library PARC is making record management savings

Last fall, UBC launched an initiative to move all records from our external records storage supplier, Iron Mountain, to the new on-campus Library Preservation and Archives (Library PARC). This move has already provided substantial cost savings to Faculties and Departments.

UBC’s Sustainable Future Fund passes another milestone

At the recent meeting of UBC Endowment’s Responsible Investment Policy Committee the committee reviewed Sustainable Future Fund recommendations from the administration.

Despite the rain, we’re getting ready for summertime watering

In preparation for the drier days of summer, Building Operations is currently re-pressurizing and testing our sprinkler systems.

Reconciliation Pole also succeeds as a real-time construction project

Beyond the deeply symbolic meaning of the pole and the installation, the many individuals that took part in successfully managing the engineering and logistics of this project were instrumental.

The smiling face of Dave Kosub greets visitors to UBC.ca

David Kosub, a Project Coordinator with Infrastructure Development, is currently featured as one of the campus personalities on UBC.ca.

Supporting Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver

When UBC introduced the Zero Waste Action Plan a few years ago, single-bin garbage cans across campus were replaced with Sort It Out multi-bin recycling stations. Building Operations reused the old garbage bins on campus when and where possible. In 2016 the surplus was donated to the Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver ReStore. Pictured here […]

New IPO Infrastructure Database encourages researchers to share specialized equipment

Submitted by Vicki Ferguson and Sharon Wu To encourage collaboration and shared resources among researchers, the UBC Institutional Programs Office (IPO) and UBC IT have launched the IPO Infrastructure Database. This online database serves as an inventory for specific research infrastructure at UBC campuses and hospital sites. The database includes location and contact information so […]

Sanctioned countries and your research activities

Canadians and UBC (as a Canadian organization) are prohibited from transacting certain business in sanctioned countries without specific government approval.

Replacing our fluorescent lights with LEDs

UBC Building Operations and Energy & Water Services have teamed up with BC Hydro and the Province of BC to replace existing T8 fluorescent lights on campus with LED lights.

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