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In response to Colorado Springs attack Sexuality and Gender Inclusive Education (SOGI UBC) has issued an important and powerful statement in response to the Club Q attack in Colorado Springs, United States: SOGI UBC statement in response to Club Q attack. The event has reverberated across North America and beyond, and draws attention to the ongoing […]

Strengthening Municipal Services’ Asset and Fleet Management Services

Strengthening Municipal Services’ Asset and Fleet Management Services

In order to enhance our technical expertise in civil engineering, asset stewardship and fleet management, Municipal Services is pleased to welcome two new team members, Fiona Keating, Senior Manager, and Rishi Purohit, Fleet and Asset Manager.

Rishi Purohit joins Municipal Services as the new Fleet and Asset Manager

Rishi comes to us from Securigard where he managed their fleet at several locations such as the YVR Airport, the Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline and the Coastal GasLink Pipeline.

UBC Facilities driving operational efficiency and resilience through the MacLeod Building renewal

UBC Facilities driving operational efficiency and resilience through the MacLeod Building renewal

“This was an incredible opportunity for our teams to come together and transform a historical building into a more efficient and sustainable facility that aligns with our university’s strategic goals,” notes Noel McNally, Project Manager in Project Services within UBC Facilities’ Infrastructure Development. “We look forward to seeing the UBC community learn, work and build meaningful connections in this inspiring space.”

Facilities Weekly

Frank Laezza appointed Vice-President, Finance & Operations (VPFO) I am pleased to announce the appointment of Frank Laezza as UBC’s new Vice-President, Finance and Operations. Mr. Laezza will join us from Murdoch University, Australia, where he is Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for leading the university’s business and finance functions, as well as for the management […]

Gardenia Honório transitions into new role as Business Operations Manager in Customer Services and Informatics

Gardenia Honório transitions into new role as Business Operations Manager in Customer Services and Informatics

Gardenia will lead the Facilities Service Centre and Clerical teams and the Staff Records team, support training and other important Facilities initiatives including onboarding, safety training scheduling, IT device management, etc.

Grab a sweater and prepare for a cooler campus

Grab a sweater and prepare for a cooler campus

The temperatures have dropped and winter conditions are coming to our campus. With the cooler weather outside, UBC’s heating energy will go up to compensate. A reminder to bundle up and dress appropriately to stay warm and safe from the winter elements.

Facilities Weekly

Custodial Services realignment Effective November 7, Custodial Services is implementing the new simplified staffing model to provide all Custodial Services staff with full-time opportunities and facilitate professional development and increased opportunities for improvement. Due to the new staffing model, the Building Service Worker currently serving each area and the rotation on which the building is […]

Custodial Services realignment

Effective November 7, UBC Facilities is implementing the new simplified Custodial Services staffing model to provide all staff with full-time opportunities and facilitate professional development and increased opportunities for improvement. Due to the new staffing model, the Building Service Worker currently serving your area and the rotation on which your building is currently cleaned may change.

Facilities Weekly

Our plan & our people The VPFO is made up of diverse individuals doing important work to support the university. Join us as we spotlight champions of our strategic plan and how they drive UBC forward. Jen Sheel, Director, Municipal Services: Creating inclusive spaces beyond the public realm Jen takes pride in what her team […]