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Help us fine-tune UBC’s new District Energy (DES) hot water system

Our ambitious conversion of UBC’s District Energy System (DES) from steam to hot water is almost complete. If you’re too hot or too cold—before you plug in a heater or a fan—we need you to tell us if something doesn’t seem typical for your building. Then we can make any necessary adjustments while the new system’s […]

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2016: a year of accelerated building renewals and renovations

Over the past year, The Ministry of Advanced Education (AVED) has granted special matching funds to UBC, which turned a $12 million investment in building maintenance and rehabilitation into $42 million. The maintenance and rehabilitation projects have included things like roof and envelope repairs, elevator retrofits, electrical infrastructure projects, washroom refurbishments, and more. While many […]

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University Joint Health and Safety Committee to restructure

To enhance UBC’s safety culture, Risk Management Services is working to reorganize the structure of our Vancouver campus’ University Health and Safety Committee. To reflect our growing university, WorkSafeBC has asked for a variation and issued orders to allow UBC’s Vancouver campus to move from a single University Health and Safety Committee to multiple Joint […]

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Renewal of UBC’s enterprise system

UBC’s HR and Finance systems, implemented over two decades ago, are in need of renewal. The HR Finance System Renewal Program, a partnership between HR, Finance & Operations and IT, is a multi-year initiative to transform the experience for our faculty, staff and students. Our first priority is to submit a business case to the […]

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It’s time to move everyone to direct deposit

Having direct deposit for payroll has been mandatory at UBC since July 1, 2006. UBC Vancouver Payroll is moving towards a cheque-less environment. If a direct deposit is unavailable, a payroll cheque will now be mailed directly to your home address; no cheques will be held centrally. If you are not on direct deposit yet, […]

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