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 and persistent violence directed at queer and trans communities. We know that this tragedy has also impacted students, faculty and staff at UBC.
Our plan & our people
Thomas Straley, Accounts Payable Manager: Taking Accountability Personally
Some people are lucky enough to find their dream job early and follow that path all the way through their career — and with 20 years of experience specifically working in Accounts Payable (AP), Thomas Straley is one of them.
In this Q&A, Thomas shares why the VPFO’s strategic directions and values matter to him, and how he delivers his best for UBC through professionalism, commitment and accountability.
Reminder: Preparing for extreme weather at UBC
As the weather patterns shift towards snow, we would like to remind you of information available, to help you prepare for extreme weather.
As per the Snow Policy, if UBC is subject to extreme winter weather conditions, the administration may decide to cancel or reschedule classes and/or curtail non-essential services. You are advised to check https://www.ubc.ca/ in the event of extreme weather for updates.
To view priority roads, sidewalks and pathways that our crews will work towards when dealing with an ice or snow event, please visit the Facilities website.
Updated Zone List
The Zone list (see attached) has been updated as of November 25, 2022. Please note that the following update was made:
Botanical Garden gates
Crews are reminded to keep the main Botanical Garden gates closed and locked on Mondays and Tuesdays as the Garden is closed on those days.
All other gates should remain closed and locked at all times.
Get up-to-speed on policies that govern Communications & Engagement at UBC
UBC has various guidelines, policies, and protocols that relate to communications and how we represent the university. Get familiar with them so that you can best represent UBC in your role.
UBC Media Relations provides oversight and management of the university’s external reputation. If you are ever approached by a broadcast news outlet, or want to tell a story outside of UBC, get in touch with your communications advisor or contact Media Relations.
For more information, review the communication protocols on the VPFO Communications & Engagement website.
Thanks for participating in the Facilities’ United Way Dip Off!
The Facilities United Way Dip Off, which took place on November 23, was a tremendous success. Thank you for being a part of it! We raised $391 for the United Way.
It was great to see people come and try out the different dips offered. Our guest judges, David Speight, John Metras, and Ricky Yada, selected the Kirklanders as the best dip, while Dipologists from Energy and Water Services won our People’s Choice!
Thank you to all the teams who signed up and those who volunteered to make the event a success; Caroline MacLeod, Dale Low, Dean Gregory, Fiona Keating, Hoi Yu Ying, Jenniffer Sheel and Tamas Weidner.
Participate in Facilities’ United Way Silent Auction Week
This week is Facilities United Way Silent Auction Week! Have fun and support our local communities by participating in the all-silent auction or making a direct donation.
Successful bidders will be contacted by 3 pm on Friday, December 2, and all items are to be paid for by 3:30 pm and picked up no later than Friday, December 9.
The auction items will be displayed in the North Atrium of the University Services Building. We ask that you bring your own pen or pencil to add your bid to the bidding sheets, which will be placed by each item.
Items available for auction this year include:
Thank you to those who donated items and helped bring together the United Way Facilities Silent Auction event for 2022!
Welcome to the team
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.
Weekly Emergency Tip: Be Notified During a UBC Emergency through UBC Alert
UBC Alert is the university’s mass notification system to send alerts in urgent situations that pose an immediate safety or security risk to the community.
Including a mobile number in your Workday contact information will enable UBC to send you alerts in urgent situations that pose an immediate safety or security risk to the community. You can review and edit your contact information by logging into Workday. Learn more about UBC Alert
Make sure to also download the UBC Safe Vancouver app to find important safety information, contacts, maps and procedures — all in one place! Learn more about the UBC Safe Vancouver app
Managing your mental health
Representatives are always available for a confidential conversation:
In case you’ve missed it
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.