Projects

UBC is committed to continuous improvement to help the UBC community and the public through the excellence of our processes and systems. These are some of the core projects underway to help us to better understand our clients and services and to renew and build our supporting business systems.

Major VPFO Unit Projects

EAOS (Enhanced Assets, Operations & Services)

The EAOS program is a broad-based transformation initiative in Building Operations. The transformation will improve operation of UBC’s engineering systems across their life-cycle—from planning through to decommissioning to improve university operations and increase employee engagement.

Procure-to-Pay (P2P) Project

Financial Operations has heard from the university community that it can be difficult, manual, and time-consuming to make purchases and payments on time. We have developed a plan of action to improve procurement across the university.

Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees (JOHSC) Project

Risk Management Services will be helping the Vancouver campus move from one large University Health and Safety Committee (UHSC)—which covers the entire campus—to a cluster of smaller Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees (JOHSC), which will cover employee groups within a VP’s portfolio.

LED Lighting Retrofit Campaign

UBC Energy and Water Services in partnership with Building Operations, BC Hydro, and Province of British Columbia Carbon Neutral Program have begun a multi-phase T8 fluorescent to LED (Light Emitting Diode) retrofit project.

WiFi Building Controls

Based on research by a Ph.D candidate right here at UBC, Energy and Water Services is using the campus wireless system to find energy savings in buildings.

Upgrading UBC for Seismic Risk

Since 1994, UBC has been actively working with external engineering partners to assess, plan, and improve the Vancouver campus in preparation for a major seismic event.

VPFO Sponsored Projects

Uniforum@UBC

UniForum is an annual study providing UBC information about the distribution of services and activities that support our academic mission and its respective resourcing, which can be benchmarked against other leading universities around the world.

HR/Finance System Renewal Project

In the spirit of modernization and innovation, UBC is proposing a major upgrade or replacement of its core HR and Finance systems. Both systems are currently running on aging software, and are overdue for renewal.