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Procurement project underway

In the summer of 2016, Financial Operations conducted a formal review of procurement activities across faculties and functional areas at UBC. We heard from the community that it can be difficult, manual, and time-consuming to make purchases and payments on time. We are committed to making procurement easy, seamless and efficient. We have developed a […]

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Building transparency in an environment of accelerating change

The pace of change at UBC has been accelerating. When a lot of big pieces begin to move, it can be easy to focus on the task at hand and worry about helping everyone understand later. Nevertheless, we all know as things get busy the chance to speak with each other sometimes never comes.

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Two new websites for the VP Finance Portfolio

Over the past year, Marketing and Communications and UBC-IT Web Services has been working with Finance staff from all across the portfolio to build a new Financial Services portal, which consolidates and streamlines content from supplymanagement.ubc.ca and finance.ubc.ca into a single website at finance.ubc.ca. As part of this project, we have also redeveloped our VP Finance & Operations […]

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2015/16 UBC Annual Report

UBC’s Connected By Commitment Annual Report 2015-16 launched. The year is summarized through a mix of storytelling and metrics that highlight the successes of our students, faculty, staff and alumni linked to the nine commitments of the university’s strategic plan Place and Promise. The annual report can be viewed at annualreport.ubc.ca

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2016/17 Budget Update – June 15, 2016

As a follow-up to our message on April 14, we would like to provide an update on the status of the UBC budget. At the April 14 board meeting, the Board of Governors provisionally approved the 2016-17 budget.  The board acknowledged that the 2014 faculty interest arbitration award, which settled the July 1, 2014 – […]

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