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Facilities Service Centre extends operating hours as of November 1

With two recent additions to the Customer Services and Informatics team, the Service Centre will be extending its hours to 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday, as of November 1, 2022. 

Thunderbird Boulevard closure for the Transportation Test Bed Project

The eastbound and westbound lanes between the Thunderbird Parkade access and Health Sciences Mall/East Mall will be closed until November 3 noon. The westbound lane of Thunderbird Boulevard will remain closed until December.

Working and planning together to ensure long-term reliability of electrical power supply

UBC Facilities and Safety & Risk Service recognizes the value of your work and the impact a disruption in electrical power supply can have on your research. By working and planning together, we can greatly reduce risk to infrastructure, equipment, and research by addressing campus growth needs and ensure long-term reliability of electrical power supply.

Facilities Weekly

Improving our workplace together UBC is committed to advancing Equity, Inclusion and Diversity (EDI) through our Inclusion Action Plan, and by working together, moving our ideas into actions. This is a journey everyone in the university is taking to transform and improve our workplaces and learning environments. It’s not enough to just be complacent, confident in […]

Facilities Weekly

Bumblin’ Beez wins the 11th annual UBC Library/United Way Spelling Bee Bumblin’ Beez, one of our teams in Facilities takes home the trophy in this year’s annual UBC Library/United Way Spelling Bee. Congratulations to Caroline MacLeod, Dimitri Kavouras, Kishani Gibbons, and Robin Shortt! Joining Bumblin’ Beez were teams from Infrastructure Development and Municipal Services: Bee-Spoke Spellers: Ana Policzer, Jenn […]

Classroom renovation in H.R. MacMillan, Room 360

The existing drop in lounge and study space in H.R. MacMillan, Room 360 is currently undergoing a full conversion to a 160+ student classroom and lecture space.

Power interruption on campus

Last week, a power outage occurred on campus on Thursday, October 13 and Sunday October 16. UBC Facilities attributes the power outage to a cable fault which triggered protection devices. This resulted in several high voltage feeders going down and cutting power to some of the buildings on campus.

Facilities Weekly

Building safety capacity on Safety Day 2022 Last week, Safety & Risk Services hosted Safety Day 2022 for Joint Occupational Health & Safety (JOHSC) Committee and Local Safety Team (LST) members across UBC to gather for a full day of mingling and continuing education workshops. The day’s agenda included sessions on brain health and resiliency, violence risk […]

Conor Cregg-Guinan steps into new role as Operations Manager, Custodial Services

In his new role, Conor will oversee the Dayshift custodial operation and the utility worker teams, and be responsible for the maintenance and execution of the pest control, window cleaning and carpet cleaning contracts. 

Project teams are working diligently to minimize impact

Many construction projects have planned for noisy work to be completed during the summer months, however, due to delays in materials and resource shortages, some of the work is continuing into the fall and impacting students, faculty, and staff.