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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.

Dean Gregory joins Building Operations as the Municipal Landscape Architect

Dean’s journey with the university began 13 years ago as the Campus Landscape Architect in Campus & Community Planning (C&CP). Dean has been instrumental in transforming both the UBC Point Grey and Okanagan campuses through the planning and implementing of extensive public realm plans.

UBC’s HVAC teams are making sure we can breathe easy

Over the past 18 months, learning, research, and work at UBC have been taking place remotely, wherever possible. But one group of people has diligently stayed on campus to keep its infrastructure humming through all this time: the teams responsible for ensuring that heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are functioning properly across the university.

Scott Stevens promoted as High Voltage Electrical Sub-Head in Energy & Water Services

Scott Stevens will be joining the Supervisory Organization of Electrical Trades with Energy & Water Services at the Campus Energy Center location. His role as Sub-Head starts on August 3, 2021.

Kyle Whitehead starts his Landscape Technologist Apprenticeship with Municipal Services

Kyle Whitehead is the successful candidate for the recent posting of Landscape Technologist Apprentice in Municipal Services. He first joined the Municipal Services team as a seasonal employee in January 2017, and then was hired to join the Soft Landscape team within Municipal Services in September 2017.

Updated information on UBC’s building ventilation systems and spaces

In preparation for increased campus activity for Winter 2021/2022 Term 1, the COVID-19 Heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC) working group has included updated information regarding building ventilation for UBC buildings. For details, please visit the Facilities COVID-19 section.

Shiraz Khan joins Customer Services & Informatics as Service Centre Coordinator

Shiraz joined UBC in 1995 and has had a variety of experience on campus including Bookstore warehouse, Parking, and Campus Mail. He is excited to be back with the Customer Services & Informatics team and will be starting on July 12, 2021 in the University Services Building (USB).

UBC COVID-19 Safety Framework for Facilities

With the recent announcement of Public Health moving to Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, UBC has aligned our safety planning process with the BC Restart Plan.

The Centre for Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing reopened its doors

The Centre in the University Services Building (USB) reopened its doors for individual exercise as of Monday, July 5th, 2021. To request access to The Centre, please submit an access form and adhere to some important protocols to keep our community safe.