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Using UBC Wi-Fi is helping save energy

Last minute classroom relocation or impromptu workshop in a new space, only to regret it half an hour later as the air becomes stale and warm? To know when spaces need extra air ventilation, sometimes relying on timers and classroom schedules is not enough. Thanks to Stefan Storey, a recent doctoral graduate from UBC’s Institute […]

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UBC joins UniForum benchmarking program

Over the course of the next few weeks, UBC will be embarking on an exercise to better understand our current distribution of services and activities, in support of the university’s academic mission. The program, known as UniForum, will involve collecting information from across our university and benchmarking it against other higher education institutions. Forty-two institutions […]

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Hot water quality at UBC’s Point Grey campus

Due to unexpected equipment (i.e. heat exchanger) failures, HOT WATER quality is being monitored across campus. In an abundance of caution, we are posting notices at all HOT WATER faucets in 56 building complexes that contain the problematic heat exchangers. In effected campus buildings we have begun daily visual inspections of mechanical rooms and their […]

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Changes to procurement reduces cycle times for creating purchase orders and paying invoices

To improve procurement at UBC, we have implemented changes in central Procure-to-Pay processes to reduce cycle times for creating purchase orders and paying invoices. We have also reduced the university’s standard payment terms for vendors from 45 to 30 days. The next phase of the project will include engaging with faculty and department users to […]

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Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility continues to highlight UBC’s innovation

UBC’s Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility (BRDF) is the first facility of its kind in North America. The system processes 2-3 truckloads of renewable biomass—ground and chipped waste wood from sawmill residuals, municipal trimmings, land clearing operations, and UBC’s Malcolm Knapp Research Forest. The gasification process uses the waste wood to produce a synthetic gas, […]

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