Facilities Weekly

The Facilities Weekly is distributed by email each week on Tuesday. It contains a summary of the news and events to help team members and colleagues across all the Facilities departments be informed of issues and situations they need to know and/or would help them do their job.

This is an archive of past editions so you can catch up on the latest in Facilities.

Additions or questions can be sent to facilities@vpfo.ubc.ca.


June 28, 2022

Facilities Weekly

Masks no longer required in UBC public indoor spaces after June 30 In April, UBC announced it was requiring masks to be worn in indoor public spaces until June 30, 2022. This decision was in support of our students, faculty and staff, as we continued to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and the Omicron variant. Since […]

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June 21, 2022

Facilities Weekly

Making washrooms on campus more inclusive and accessible The Equity and Inclusion Office (EIO) is currently working on a project to make washrooms more inclusive at UBC, in line with the university’s broad commitment to inclusion. The project started in 2019 when the Provost’s office asked representatives from UBC Infrastructure Development and the EIO to […]

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June 14, 2022

Facilities Weekly

New UBC Vancouver student residences open with gifted names from Musqueam Five new UBC Vancouver student residence buildings, initially called UBC Pacific Residence, were formally opened at a special naming ceremony hosted by xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band). The buildings were collectively gifted the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ name tə šxʷhəleləm̓s tə k̓ʷaƛ̓kʷəʔaʔɬ (The Houses of the Ones Belonging to […]

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June 7, 2022

Facilities Weekly

Continuing as one VPFO under Karamjeet Heer and John Metras’ leadership Effective June 1, Karamjeet Heer, Interim Vice-President, Finance, and John Metras, Interim Vice-President, Operations, will work together to steward the university’s finance and operations until the search for a new Vice-President, Finance & Operations is complete. To set the way forward, the VPFO leadership team in […]

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May 31, 2022

Facilities Weekly

Great seeing you at the VPFO Town Hall Thank you for joining us at the VPFO Town Hall on May 26. Our updated VPFO strategic plan will guide us in our decision-making and give us a solid framework to navigate this transition and grow together. The town hall agenda included: Leadership Transition plan​ Looking back at […]

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