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Kyle Whitehead starts his Landscape Technologist Apprenticeship with Municipal Services

Kyle Whitehead is the successful candidate for the recent posting of Landscape Technologist Apprentice in Municipal Services. He first joined the Municipal Services team as a seasonal employee in January 2017, and then was hired to join the Soft Landscape team within Municipal Services in September 2017.

Building Operations Weekly- July 13, 2021

SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS FOR THE VPFO TOWNHALL ON JULY 15 Peter Smailes, Vice-President Finance & Operations, is hosting a townhall for our portfolio to look back on our experiences over the past year and a half and forward to a brighter fall and beyond. The agenda will include: Our last 18 months COVID-19, working apart […]

The Centre for Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing reopens its doors

The Centre in the University Services Building (USB) has reopened its doors for individual exercise as of Monday, July 5th, 2021. To request access to The Centre, please submit an access form and adhere to some important protocols to keep our community safe.

Jason Wright promoted as Senior Manager, Mechanical in Building Operations

Jason Wright promoted as Senior Manager, Mechanical in Building Operations

Jason held the leadership role of People & Process Manager with UBC Building Operations, leading our Mechanical Maintenance team since September 2018.

Keeping everyone cool while waiting to enter the VCH Vaccination site  

Keeping everyone cool while waiting to enter the VCH Vaccination site  

Huge kudos to our crews for acting quickly and installing misting and portable drinking water stations near for patients that were waiting outside to enter the VCH vaccination site under last week’s heatwave.

Updated UBC COVID-19 Safety Framework

With the recent announcement of Public Health moving to Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan and as mentioned in the UBC Bulletin on June 28— Supporting our return to Campus, UBC has aligned our safety planning process with the BC Restart Plan.

Resources for dealing with heat stress and exposure

Working in hot environments, outdoors and indoors, can affect the body’s cooling system. Find resources and references to help you identify signs and symptoms of heat stress, and guidance to prevent heat exposure.

Asset Replacement & Improvements joining Infrastructure Development

The Asset Replacement & Improvement (AR&I) division, including the Transition Team and Construction Office, has started the process of joining with Infrastructure Development to form a new, unified, project delivery team for the Facilities Group.

VFA Auditors will be on campus starting June 21, 2021

This year, VFA will be visiting the UBC Point Grey campus from June 21, 2021 to the end of January 2022 to audit 136 buildings. The last assessment was undertaken in 2018.

Collaboration between Building Operations and UBC’s Plant Care Services to Improve Soil Quality at UBC’s Research Fields

A collaboration between UBC’s Plant Care Services and Building Operations is improving soil quality for researchers at Plant Care Services’ Totem Field and providing an environmentally friendly outlet for compost on campus.