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Django Lehner is promoted to People & Process Manager in Building Operations

During his time at UBC, Django has shown extensive knowledge of complex mechanical systems and mechanical trade operations. He has garnered the respect of his peers and co-workers across the department with his strong communication skills and demeanor.

Anthony Boyce promoted to Head Metal Worker in Building Operations

Tony joined UBC in 2017, and progressed his way through the Metal Shop in Trades within Building Operations, and most recently as the Sub-Head for the past 18 months. He has over 35 years experience in the sheet metal industry with extensive knowledge in metal layout, fabrication, welding, assembly, and installation.

A farewell to Dave Woodson

As many of you are probably aware by now, David Woodson, Managing Director, Energy & Water Services announced that he will be leaving UBC at the end of October. Dave will be taking on the position of Executive Director, Campus Energy, Utilities & Operations at the University of Washington (UW).

Non-medical masks and BC Vaccine Card

This week, the BC provincial government made updated announcements to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 as B.C. prepares for the fall and respiratory illness season. UBC continues to take direction from the provincial government as we plan and consider next steps.

Bert Tempel joins Infrastructure Development as Project Coordinator

Bert joined UBC in 2001 with a sheet metal trades certification. He has spent 20 years in Building Operations’ Sheet Metal Shop where he developed extensive experience and knowledge in the construction of mechanical systems, building maintenance, HVAC systems renewal, and managed all metal related work on campus.

New 24/7 Operations Centre structure

New 24/7 Operations Centre structure

Starting Wednesday, September 1, 2021, a new 24/7 Operations Centre structure will take effect. The Operations Centre is the 24/7 hub located within the University Services Building (USB) that will have oversight of the building Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems on the UBC Point Grey campus.

Joey-Lee Rebelo, Operations Project Manager – Change Management for Customer Services & Informatics

Joey-Lee Rebelo, Operations Project Manager – Change Management for Customer Services & Informatics

Over the next 18 months, Joey-Lee will work with both Facilities and the EMMS project team to support the Facilities team with change management, learning and professional development. Notable upcoming initiatives include Planon rollout for Energy & Water Services and Building Operations Municipal teams, Safety Training RFP, and the Facilities 24/7 Operations Center.

Going the extra mile – the custodial teams helping UBC transition back to campus

When COVID-19 impacted the university last year, it meant that many of UBC’s faculty and staff had to transition to remote work. For the Custodial Services team, their role required them to stay on campus. These same staff are now working behind the scenes to help UBC as it transitions once more.

Drinking water fountains and bottle-filling stations are reopening

Starting mid-August 2021, the Facilities team will begin to proceed with un-bagging and flushing all the drinking water fountains and bottle-filling stations across the UBC Vancouver campus. Flushing the water will remove any stagnant water from the building’s pipe network system to ensure the water is kept fresh and the stations are ready for use.

Heat Stress Awareness course available

The Heat Stress Awareness course is recommended for all workers that are at risk of heat exposure, and for their supervisors to complete. The course was developed to increase your awareness of the risk factors and associated heat disorders related to heat stress. The course will also identify controls to protect yourself against heat stress.