UBC Okanagan focus of $40 million investment for library expansion and infrastructure upgrades

A joint federal-provincial and university investment totalling $40.65-million was announced today at UBC’s Okanagan campus to establish a new Teaching and Learning Centre and fund various sustainability and infrastructure upgrades. Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Norm Letnick, Minister of Agriculture […]

Rob Einarson appointed AVP Finance and Operations

UBC’s Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Rob Einarson as the Associate Vice-President Finance and Operations for UBC’s Okanagan campus. Mr. Einarson brings considerable experience in university financial management, planning and business operations. He is currently Executive Director of Planning and Process Improvement at the University of Winnipeg, and previously served as Executive […]

2014-15 UBC Budget Approved by Board of Governors

The 2014-15 UBC budget has been approved by the Board of Governors also provides an annual update on the financial context and outlook of the University. View the Letter to the Community / Budget Pack (PDF).

Announcing Finance and Operations changes

The following update  outlines several significant changes in the AVP Finance and Operations  portfolio on the Okanagan campus, involving Finance, Risk Management Services,  Campus Security, and the creation of a new department overseeing all ancillary business units on  campus. Two new Finance directors Last summer I announced a major restructuring of finance  operations on the […]

Several Okanagan admin units reorganized to focus on campus operations & planning

Further to the recent Heads Up email to supervisors announcing a number of  exciting reorganizations on the Vancouver and Okanagan  campuses, the following communication provides additional context of those  changes relevant to the Okanagan community. As of January 2, 2014, the  following changes will be in place: A new name The renaming of the  Administration […]

Newly created Finance Manager positions available

Newly created Finance Manager positions are available at UBC’s Okanagan Campus located in Kelowna, BC.  We are searching for talented finance professionals that want to build a solid career by being a part of this exciting and dynamic campus.  Apply before June 26, 2013.  To review a full job description and to apply please visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/staff.php […]

Summer student required for a Laboratory Energy Use Project

Health, Safety and Environment is looking for a summer student to complete a Laboratory Energy Use Project.  If you know anyone who might be interested in applying please share the link below with them.  The posting closes midnight, Tuesday, May 21, 2013.  http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/hse/about/jobpostings.html This position is also on the Career Connect website: http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/students/careers/welcome.html

Changes coming to Okanagan campus financial services

As announced in December, we engaged with MMK Consulting Ltd. on a comprehensive assessment of how financial services meet the needs of the Okanagan Campus. Under the direction of Michael Shakespeare, Associate-Vice President (AVP), Administration and Finance, the objective of the review was to examine the current organization of the financial management function on the […]

Stop the flu!

Defend against the flu this season.  Influenza and norovirus are hitting areas of the province particularly hard this winter. Help protect yourself with the information below. Influenza and norovirus are hitting areas of the province particularly hard this winter. To help protect yourself, get a flu shot (health clinics, your doctor, and pharmacies). Also, wash […]