|Leadership change within the Vice-President, Finance and Operations, portfolio
Karamjeet Heer will be leaving UBC to take up a new role at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Karamjeet joined the university in 2019 as Comptroller and was more recently appointed as interim Vice-President, Finance. Her last day at UBC will be October 31, 2022.
As of November 1, 2022, Yale Loh will take on the role of interim Vice-President, Finance. Yale is currently UBC Treasurer, and is responsible for supporting strategic treasury initiatives for all UBC campuses and locations. He will provide strong leadership, alongside John Metras, who is interim Vice-President, Operations.
With regard to the search for a new Vice-President, Finance and Operations, the process is ongoing and we hope to have an update in October.
Work continues on the UBC Hydrogen Fueling Station
Our team recently assembled the Hydrogen Fueling Station’s canopy, which will provide weather protection for the hydrogen dispenser users during fueling and visitors at the plaza.
While the canopy only took the crew three days to assemble on site, the shop drawings and fabrication had begun last December. The next step is to assemble a mass timber structure inside the steel beams to support a glass ceiling.
The new $23 million renewable energy hub will become a city-scale, “living laboratory” that explores critical links between energy, transportation and urban design.
New job strategy session (NJSS): August 16, 23, and 31
Updated zone list
The Zone list (see attached) has been updated as of September 6, 2022. Please note that the following update was made:
Generator load bank testing schedule
The regulatory Annual Load Bank Emergency Generator tests will take place in buildings across campus starting on September 12, 2022, until November 1, 2022. Please refer to the timetable for more details.
There may be power interruptions on emergency backup power circuits during the test run. Please note that:
For questions and concerns, please reach out to Travis Simpson, Project Coordinator.
Are you prepared for an emergency?
Safety & Risk Services’ Emergency Management team will be setting up a booth from September 6 to 8, 2022 to help increase the campus community’s resilience, emergency awareness and preparedness!
Find our Emergency Preparedness booth and ride the Quake Cottage, an earthquake simulator at University Commons outside the Nest today and tomorrow from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Emergencies happen, and as UBC students, faculty, and staff, we all have a role to play in emergency preparedness. That’s why it’s important for each and every one of you to have the tools and know-how to respond appropriately.
Learn more: ready.ubc.ca/readyweek2022
People in motion
All positions at UBC are available on the UBC HR Careers website, or through the career application in your Workday account. Please note that applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the day prior to the posting end date. The following VPFO positions are currently open:
Don’t forget to apply as an internal candidate! Please review the Apply for an Internal Job Posting guide in the Workday Knowledge Base for instructions on how to apply. Reminder to attach a copy of your resume when you apply for a career opportunity in Workday.
In case you’ve missed it
Here is a quick recap of key events and information that you may have missed. For more details, please click on the links below or refer to our weekly portfolio newsletter, VPFO Update.
EDI – Labour Day: Honoring work & work-life balance
The first Monday in September has been an official holiday in Canada since 1894. It is a day of rest and celebration of the accomplishments of the labour movement.
The origins of Labour Day come from the movement to establish a 9-hour work day (the standard was a 12-hour work day and a 6-day work week) and a strike by printers in Toronto in the spring of 1872 to get it.
In this week’s EDI article, read about the history of Labour Day and the latest career trend of “Quiet Quitting”.
Emergency tip: What to stock in your 72-hour emergency kit
A 72 Hour Emergency Kit is a crucial part of our personal emergency preparedness. Your kit should include the following items:
Managing your mental health
Our HR representatives are always available for a confidential conversation: