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How to Train your Robot

When Gurpreet Gill first started at UBC as a custodian in 1989, the Vancouver campus had half the number of students, only a handful of restaurants, and parking cost 25 cents a day. A lot has changed in 29 years for the now Custodial Head Supervisor, including the recent addition of two new robotic team members.

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Sean McGregor assumes role as Blue Zone Facilities Manager in Building Operations

Sean has been temporarily filling the role as Facilities Manager for the Blue Zone since June 2018. He has built many relationships with various university stakeholders making him an excellent addition to the Customer Services business unit.

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VPFO Gathers for Pink Shirt Day 2019

When you're part of a 24-hour operations group, Pink Shirt Day is really an all-day event. Staff from the Vice President Finance & Operations (VPFO) gathered across UBC to on February 27 in the morning, evening, and night for cake, coffee, and an opportunity to connect and talk about respect, diversity, and inclusion.

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After the shaking stops: continuing to plan for a resilient campus

Since 2016, a team of UBC staff, leading faculty earthquake experts, and engineering consultants has been studying how to protect lives, research programs, infrastructure, and assets on the university’s Vancouver campus in the event of a catastrophic earthquake.

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Grab a sweater and prepare for a cooler campus

From Dec. 12, UBC will be slightly reducing campus building temperatures in Vancouver in order to conserve natural gas. Be prepared for a cooler campus and take appropriate action.

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