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In memory of Maurizzio (Mo) Infanti

In memory of Maurizzio (Mo) Infanti

It is with great sadness and sense of loss that we inform you of the passing of Maurizzio (Mo) Infanti. Mo was a valued member of Building Operations’ Electrical team for over 23 years.

Heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) line near the Bioenergy Facility back in commission

Last week, Energy & Water Services (EWS) steamfitters completed another repair on the District Energy System (DES) network off the Bioenergy Research Facilities (Bioenergy Facility). This repair was needed as this particular heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) line has been out of commission for over a year.

Kyle Fenton joins Infrastructure Development as Associate Project Manager

Kyle Fenton is the successful candidate for the Associate Project Manager role in Project Services within Infrastructure Development. Kyle’s diverse range of professional skills within project management and project design and construction, coupled with his unique insights into different project roles will be a definite asset to the Project Services team.

Major milestone in the Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility expansion project

The Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility (BRDF) is burning biomass once again! The Energy & Water Services Thermal Operations Team re-lit the biomass gasification system on November 10, 2021, and the BRDF is now producing renewable thermal energy for the Academic District Energy System (ADES).

Sarah Lee joins UBC as Finance Director, Capital Financial Management and Reporting (CFMR)

Reporting directly to Matt Boydston, Assistant Comptroller, Sarah will support the project accounting, reporting, and auditing of capital projects in the newly created CFMR team.

A Common Ground: Arts Student Centre Opens its Doors

The Arts Student Centre has officially opened its doors to the UBC community. The three-storey building located on East Mall and Walter Gage Road will be a common meeting ground for Arts students to interact across disciplines, with spaces to connect, collaborate on projects, and host events.

Raymond Lum promoted to Subhead Metal Worker in Building Operations

Raymond has been in the metal shop at UBC for seven years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in layout, fabricating, assembling, welding and installation. He was a participant in the Expression of Interest (EOI) program and is an advocate for safety by serving as a member of the Trades Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC).

UBC expanding presence in Surrey with $70M land acquisition

UBC is expanding its presence south of the Fraser River with the $70-million purchase of a property in Surrey. The acquisition of the Surrey site supports the achievement of a key commitment in UBC’s strategic plan to work with partners on the development of the university’s regional presence, as well as providing an exciting opportunity to improve access to post-secondary education in the Fraser region.

New functionality live in Planon

New functionality live in Planon

Planon Release 3.2 is live effective November 1, 2021, introducing further new functionality within the Resource Planner and Service Requests. Planon is UBC’s Enterprise Maintenance Management System (EMMS). A cloud-based solution that supports UBC’s strategic goals, in the delivery of property, grounds and energy and water service; maintenance, inventory and asset management.