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Compost garden is a living reminder of what can happen with a little innovation

UBC's Zero-Waste Action Plan includes a goal of reaching 80% composting and recycling by 2020. John Mann, the Assistant Compost Operator at UBC’s compost facility, transforms UBC’s organic waste into rich soil for landscaping and gardening.

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New Quantum Matter Institute building recipient of improved handover process

QMI will be home to researchers whose work will have very cool applications for electronics, the automotive industry, the health care sector, and sustainable energy—bound to make UBC famous! Our new building handover process means our knowledge and experience can help deliver better total cost of ownership outcomes for the university.

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Crews prepare Museum of Anthropology for new exhibit’s opening night

The exhibit opened on May 11th with over 1,000 guests and remarks by Prince Amyn Aga Khan, the younger brother of His Highness the Aga Khan, and a lifelong supporter of the arts.

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Preparing (spaces) for student exams

Over the past two weeks staff with the Custodial and BOLD teams laid out 169,091 thousand exam booklets, set up 1,350 temporary desks and 1,362 chairs and ensured it all happened without a hitch.

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Roofing BC magazine features our capital renewals

This past fiscal year Building Ops identified and Project Services delivered 11 roof and two skylight renewals at the Vancouver campus. Roofing BC ran an article on our approach to these capital renewals and our overall preventative maintenance strategy toward these important assets.

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