Facilities News


Innovative floor-cleaning robots now scrubbing the halls of UBC

A&K Robotics worked closely with UBC Building Operations to develop the technology, which will now be used to clean the same floors the company’s founders once walked as students.

The Museum of Anthropology’s Great Hall to receive extensive seismic upgrades

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) will receive extensive seismic upgrades beginning on December 3, to augment the building’s structural integrity and help preserve the invaluable cultural significance and living heritage of the world-renowned Indigenous Northwest Coast collection.

Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre featured on the cover of Canadian Architect

The construction of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre was completed last year in June 2017 and sits between Walter C. Koerner Library and Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Fall leaf collection: why does Building Operations use gas-powered tools?

Our campus is very large and creates a huge amount of leaves each fall. We share why we gather the leaves and the tools we use to minimize the impact to campus.

UBC wins Institutional Energy Management of the Year award from the Association of Energy Engineers

This award recognizes UBC and the contributions of faculty, staff, and students in changing our approach to energy and acting as a living lab to demonstrate what’s possible to the rest of the world.