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Stay safe in the ice & snow season

When extreme weather comes to the Vancouver campus, Building Operations is responsible for managing snow and ice. The weather at UBC can be unpredictable—as UBC has it’s own micro climate which can be quite different from lower lying areas. We monitor custom weather feeds to get accurate predictions of what’s coming and work hard to […]

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Sanctioned countries and research

Canadians and UBC (as a Canadian organization) are prohibited from transacting certain business in sanctioned countries without specific government approval. The prohibitions cover asset freezes (dealing in any property held by, or on behalf of, a person named in the sanctions regulations), offering technical assistance in sanctioned countries, and providing financial services and payments in […]

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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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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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