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VPFO Welcomes Staff to Haunted Power House in Support of the United Way

Where some might see a creepy old industrial site on its way out, Richard Hugli and Dave Woodson of Energy and Water Services saw an opportunity to use that creepiness to spread the message of UBC’s greenhouse gas reductions and give the old place a much-appreciated send off in support of the VP Finance & Operations (VPFO) United Way campaign.

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UBC Expenditure Guidelines FAQs now available

On September 27, UBC announced new expenditure guidelines to help faculty and staff improve transparency and enhance our stewardship of public funds. We have now developed “Frequently Asked Questions” in support of the new guidelines.

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Fall leaf collection program moves leaves from 11,000 trees

Building Operations is working to remove leaf matter from across the Vancouver campus... a lot of leaf matter, in fact hundreds of tonnes of leaf matter. Given the large size of our campus and the amount of leaves that we need to manage, we need to use a mix of techniques in order to perform this task efficiently while minimizing impact to campus users.

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Who wants a hug from a bug? Get your free flu shot!

The flu bug wants to get up close and personal. But who wants a hug from a bug? Promote a healthy campus by getting your free flu shot—it’s your best protection against the flu. Drop in at a clinic of your choice during October 31-November 9.

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Update on new expenditure guidelines for all UBC faculty and staff

There has been a positive response to the founding principles, as well as the compilation of various policies and practices into one document. However, we have learned that a number of changes to current practice – specific to computer and related purchases, as well as travel-related expenditures – require further thought and consultation.

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