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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.