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Joint Health and Safety Committee transitions set to begin pilot in Building Operations, Energy & Water, and Student Housing & Hospitality Services

In order to enhance our safety culture, UBC is redesigning our University Health and Safety Committee (UHSC). Starting in April, Risk Management Services (RMS) will pilot a new structure with Building Operations, Energy & Water Services, and Student Housing and Hospitality Services (SHHS)—departments whose work puts them at higher risk for safety issues. Once the […]

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You might be a supervisor… and not even know it!

Who’s a supervisor at UBC? According to Risk Management Services (RMS) and WorkSafeBC, the answer may not be so obvious. We all know when someone officially reports to us, but WorkSafeBC holds everyone to a higher standard when it comes to occupational health and safety. RMS shares that anyone—including non-managers, researchers, or faculty—who instructs, directs, […]

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Building Operations launches on Twitter @UBCFixMySpace

Building Operations is here to help keep spaces on the Vancouver campus working for you. As a faculty or staff member you’re accustomed to engaging your building administrator or submitting an online service request to fix or improve your workspace. But what about when you’re just passing through a strange building or see something outside that […]

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A quick link directory of Finance & Operations’ services and tools

The Finance & Operations portfolio provides a wide range of services and tools to UBC. Visit our new online A-Z directory for a quick alphabetical overview of high-level topics linked to the unit websites. If you have topic you would like to add to the directory or have noticed an error, please email vp.finops@ubc.ca.

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Looking for cost-saving tips at year end? Animal Care Services has a few ideas that may help you

Throughout the year, our budgets can feel stretched. Finding opportunities to leverage your budget can create savings to support research and learning. In this issue, Lorna Marshall, Director of Finance at Animal Care Services (ACS), shares her experience of how a little ingenuity from within the department resulted in cost savings and allowed the department […]

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