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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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Quick tips to successfully manage your budget into year end

by Ray McNichol, Portfolio Finance Director It’s almost March 31, UBC’s fiscal year end—a good time to review your cost centre (speedchart or project/grant – PG): Review your balance available to know how much money you have to spend, or find, by year end. You can do this by reviewing FMS nQuery, your month-end reports, […]

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UBC Travel enhances service through new provider

All faculty, staff and students who need to arrange and book UBC-related travel—airline tickets, accommodations, and car rentals—are encouraged to use UBC Travel. UBC Travel is now partnering with one of the largest independent travel management companies in Western Canada, UNIGLOBE One Travel, and we’re pleased to offer enhanced services and support to our travelers. […]

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Getting UBC and you ready for a seismic emergency

It can be hard to picture a significant earthquake in Vancouver. What would it look like? One example that matches well to Vancouver is the recent experience in Wellington, New Zealand (pictured). In the past 5 years there have been several major earthquakes in New Zealand that have shown us what would likely happen here. […]

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