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Building Operations Weekly

Top Stories   Winter is coming and our sidewalks are nicely brined   Tool Crib Window Is Moving to Stores Starting December 4th This is a reminder that the Tool Crib counter window is moving around the corner to Stores effective December 4th 2017. There is a dedicated desk at the Stores window. Make sure […]

Emergency Management @UBC: New Snow Annex to the Emergency Response Plan

Over the past year, Risk Management Services and Building Operations conducted a cross-campus review leading to a new snow annex to the Campus Emergency Response plan.

Emergency Management @UBC: what to do when the fire alarm sounds

Sometimes they ring, sometimes they beep, or even flash… What does it mean when the fire alarms go off? What is the emergency response to a fire alarm? What are you supposed to do?

Building Operations Weekly

Top Stories   Graduation Ceremonies on November 22 – 24. Watch Out for Increased Traffic and Closures UBC Congregation Ceremonies will be held at the Chan Centre on November 22 – 24. To ensure graduates and their visitors have a stress-free and enjoyable ceremony, the Rose Garden parkade is limited to guests only. Expect to […]

Building Operations Weekly

Top Stories   Message from Andrew Simpson, VP Finance and Operations As you are all aware, Karyn has announced that she will be leaving UBC to start a new role at the City of North Vancouver. I want to congratulate Karyn for the contributions she has made to Building Operations and to the overall portfolio […]

Building Operations Weekly

Top Stories   Banked OT Payouts–Submit to Building Ops Payroll ASAP! Banked time payouts – please submit ASAP Payouts of banked overtime (“1P” on your timecards) have to be processed by UBC Financial Operations before they go on employees’ paycheques. Financial Operations have advised that they are extremely busy in the runup to the end […]

Wende Kinch joins UBC as Senior Manager Fleet and Procurement in Building Operations

Wende will be working to better understand purchasing needs so Building Operations can streamline how and what we buy and continue to find ways to get material more effectively.

Building Operations Weekly

Top Stories   SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE IN THE 2017 WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE SURVEY The 2017 Workplace Experience Survey is coming. As discussed in the recent townhalls we took the results from the 2014 survey and built a number of very deliberate programs to help improve our/your workplace experience. These included things like the New Employee Onboarding, […]

Building Operations Weekly

Top Stories   Town Hall Recap Now Available Online Did you miss the town halls held earlier in October? Well you missed more than Russell’s new standup routine, you missed a ton of interesting updates. You can review the presentations here Follow up with your manager or superintendent for a little more info on […]

Fall leaf collection program moves leaves from 11,000 trees

Building Operations is working to remove leaf matter from across the Vancouver campus… a lot of leaf matter, in fact hundreds of tonnes of leaf matter. Given the large size of our campus and the amount of leaves that we need to manage, we need to use a mix of techniques in order to perform this task efficiently while minimizing impact to campus users.