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Employee Engagement

Please Don’t Drive to the Holiday Lunch and Dinner This Wednesday

Remember, on Wednesday December 12, is the day shift holiday lunch and the evening shift holiday dinner – both happening at Life Sciences Centre. We look forward to seeing the over 550 who have RSVP’d for this event but we don’t want to see all of your Building Ops service vehicles. Please be mindful of the limited designated Building Ops parking spots in the area and walk to your meal. Be on time and leave your Building Ops vehicles at USB or your zone office.

Please use BOW9100003 for 1.5 hours for the event.


Building Operations Snow Response Featured on UBC Today

If the approach of winter weather has you cringing at the thought of hours spent shoveling heavy snow off your walkway and scraping ice off your windshield, spare a thought for the Building Operations and Facilities Management staff at UBC. While you may only now be thinking about pulling your snow shovel out of storage, these staff have been planning for weeks for any winter weather event that may strike the campuses.

Read the full story on the UBC Faculty and Staff web page.


Happy Holidays from the BOLD Group

In the spirit of the holiday season, the Building Ops Labour Division is wishing everyone in Building Operations and the campus community, a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year!!!


Customer Experience

Plan Maintenance Work Around Exam Week

The official December exam period is from Tuesday, December 4th to Wednesday, December 19th.

Please plan all work accordingly to avoid any noise, smells or other disturbances that may impact the students that are writing their exams. Here is the link to see if a location you are going to do work in has an exam schedule.

The spreadsheet has 2 tabs. The first tab pivot table can be expanded per date and/or per building.  The second tab list all course section and is sorted by location, date and time.  The numbers listed are the student numbers scheduled for the date in the building.

Please note that there may be minor room change requests from various departments that can affect the schedule for a particular building.  Please contact the FM of that building if you have any questions.

The exams are also on the web at and are updated as changes are made.


Grab a sweater and prepare for cooler campus spaces starting December 12

The temperature drop is urgently needed due to a pipeline rupture in October, which has diminished provincial natural gas supplies.  Reduced building temperatures are being rolled out beginning December 12 to help conserve energy across our campuses. Read more about our operational response to help BC reduce natural gas consumption and stay tuned for additional ways you can help support cool campus coming in the new year from


55″ TV from Weber Supply To Be Raffled for the United Way

The 55” TV that we receive from Weber Supply every year will be raffled. All proceeds will go to the United Way to help those in our communities that are less fortunate than us.

Tickets prices are as follows:

1 ticket – $2

3 tickets – $5

8 tickets – $10

We are in the process of doing some pre-sales but tickets will also be sold at the holiday parties on Dec 12 and Dec 15. If you miss the chance to buy tickets during a pre-sale we will also be selling tickets at the different holiday events on Dec 12, and Dec 15. We hope we can raise a lot of money for the United Way!

The winning ticket will be drawn at the holiday breakfast on Saturday, Dec 15 and will be announced on Monday, December 17.


Leadership Development

Check Out for Current Building Ops Job Postings

Know anyone interested in working in Building Operations? Let them know about our current job postings

  • Job #32103 Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Job #32104 Head Millwright
  • Job #32156 Service Worker (Auxiliary)
  • Job #32157 Service Worker (Auxiliary)
  • Job #32154 Service Worker (Auxiliary)

For full listings, check out designated job postings boards or visit UBC Careers.


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