News

Uncollected initial payroll cheques (pre-2017)

It has come to light that some UBC employees have not collected their initial payroll cheques prior to December 31, 2016. We have contacted, by mail, all current employees who are affected and are replacing the uncollected payments, with interest, through our standard payroll runs on June 15 and June 23, 2017.

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Sharing with peers from leading universities reveals common trends

I recently returned from a week of meetings and visits with a number of leading UK, Australian, and New Zealand universities. These meetings reminded me that we share a common purpose and mission, and that our challenges are also shared.

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UBC’s Pre-authorized debit (PAD) list to centralize by June 30, 2017

UBC’s Treasury department is working with UBC’s bank to implement a centralized pre-authorized debit (PAD) list by June 30, 2017. PAD arrangements are used across UBC to allow our vendors to withdraw funds for bill payments directly from our bank account. However, the current PAD setup poses a risk of improper withdrawals due to error, […]

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A balancing act for Project Services: installing the Haida Looplex X at UBC

Larger than the length of an average humpback whale, the Looplex X is imposing. Your thoughts might turn to… just how did they get it up there?

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Global Ransomware Alert

As you may have seen in the media, there is currently a global ransomware attack affecting thousands of computers around the world.

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