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Resources for dealing with heat stress and exposure

Working in hot environments, outdoors and indoors, can affect the body’s cooling system. Find resources and references to help you identify signs and symptoms of heat stress, and guidance to prevent heat exposure.

David Kosub, Project Coordinator: 22 years at UBC before riding into retirement

Since joining UBC 22 years ago, David has worked with many teams at over 100 buildings across campus. As he embarks on the next chapter of his life after retirement, the VPFO Communications & Engagement team invited him to share his experience working as part of UBC and within the VPFO.

Annual Drinking Water Quality Monitoring program report is now available

This report re-affirms UBC’s commitment to deliver safe and high-quality drinking water, and outlines the Drink Water Quality Monitoring Program and its results for the year 2020.

In memory of Bivenly Cayad-An

In memory of Bivenly Cayad-An

It is with great sadness that we share with you of the passing of Bevenly Cayad-An. Bevenly was a valued member of our Custodial Services Team for over 5 years, who was currently working as a part-time custodian assigned to the Scarfe Building.

Peter Lincoln joins Infrastructure Development as Project Coordinator

Peter Lincoln is the successful candidate for the position of Project Coordinator in Project Services within Infrastructure Development. David Kosub will be retiring at the end of June 2021, and Peter will be stepping into his role in Project Services.

Asset Replacement & Improvements joining Infrastructure Development

The Asset Replacement & Improvement (AR&I) division, including the Transition Team and Construction Office, has started the process of joining with Infrastructure Development to form a new, unified, project delivery team for the Facilities Group.

BC Ministry of Advanced Education building auditors will be on campus starting June 21

BC Ministry of Advanced Education building auditors will be on campus starting June 21

BC Ministry of Advanced Education has contracted VFA Canada to audit 136 buildings on the UBC Point Grey campus starting June 21 to the end of January 2022. The last audit was undertaken in 2018.

Collaboration between Building Operations and UBC’s Plant Care Services to Improve Soil Quality at UBC’s Research Fields

A collaboration between UBC’s Plant Care Services and Building Operations is improving soil quality for researchers at Plant Care Services’ Totem Field and providing an environmentally friendly outlet for compost on campus.

Consolidating Capital Expertise in the VPFO

We are pleased to announce the creation of a new Capital Financial Management team that will be responsible for the oversight and governance for UBC’s significant capital operations (i.e. over $1B ongoing/multi-year projects).