Facilities News

Understanding how operations and maintenance are funded at UBC

Over the past decade, UBC has grown considerably and now is similar to a city or town, in addition to being a university campus. With a dynamic and growing population, UBC Facilities recognizes the need to provide transparency and clarity on how assets and services on the UBC Vancouver campus are funded. As such, we are pleased to share the 2024 Facilities Service Guide, a comprehensive overview of assets managed, and services provided by UBC Facilities.

The Museum of Anthropology reopens to the public

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) seismic upgrades are complete and the museum reopened to the public last week. The reopening weekend coincided with the museum’s 75th anniversary and events and performances were held to celebrate. Many VPFO staff attended the reopening, and Safety & Risk Services team members were onsite to provide security. 

Sharing power between your car and campus: UBC’s Smart Hydrogen Energy District (SHED)

If you drive an electric car, your battery power sits unused most of the day, while the city’s energy grid is at peak use. What if you could lend power to the grid during those peak hours and have your vehicle charged up again by the time you leave the office? UBC Facilities' managed the SHED project construction, bringing this complex, innovative project into reality.

UBC Facilities recognized as a leader in cleaning with international certification

UBC Facilities achieved the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) Green Building (GB) advanced by GBAC with Honours certification.  This certification from ISSA, the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry, places UBC in the elite top tier of all cleaning service providers world-wide.  

Renovation begins on the Forest Sciences Centre Room 2330/2323

Construction will begin in June for the Forest Sciences Centre Room 2330/2323 Renovation. The project will transform an existing classroom into a Learn Lab to serve students of the Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management Program.