Finance Sustainability

The following email was sent out on behalf of Michael Shakespeare, Associate Vice-President Administration and Finance on December 18, 2012 to the ‘Heads Up’ distribution list: Please distribute widely within your faculty / departments as appropriate. Over the past seven years UBC’s Okanagan campus has undergone tremendous growth, and many of our internal administrative services have […]

Building energy monitoring dashboard launched

The Building Optimization Program, a new three-year partnership between UBC’s Okanagan campus and Fortis BC, is now in place and energy consumption of the academic buildings is being constantly monitored to help reduce energy use and carbon emissions across campus. From September 2012 to March 2013, a baseline energy measurement will be established for electricity, […]

Jackie Podger taking on new role at UPEI

Jackie Podger, Associate Vice President (AVP) Administration and Finance, has accepted the position of Vice President Administration and Finance at the University of Prince Edward Island, commencing September 2012.  “Jackie’s contributions in her roles at UBC in Human Resources and Administration and Finance have been essential in the success and growth of the Okanagan campus […]

Winter Weather Brings to Light Seasonal Safety Issues

With the winter weather here, the UBCO Facilities Management Department are being kept busy with keeping the outdoor walkways and parking lots free of ice and snow to prevent slips and falls. Slips and falls are major cause of injury not only on the UBC campus but also in all parts of the city. When […]

Sustainable Procurement

Over the past year, Supply Management has been working on various transformational activities including process improvements, new outreach and engagement strategies and building category management capabilities to enable the campus to purchases goods and services more effectively.  Underlining this transformation is the changing of the traditional 3-point procurement approach (the triangle) of balancing cost, quality […]

Students Choose To Keep Their U-Pass

On November 18, students at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus voted to keep their Universal Bus Pass (U-PASS) at a new fee.