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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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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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