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Reducing cheque issuance delays

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

It is crucial to double-check the supplier's address to prevent any potential errors or delays in payment processing.

A reminder to UBC faculty and staff members to verify the accuracy of supplier addresses with the supplier before submitting any requests for canceling and re...

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WestJet pilots strike: What to do if you have a flight booked through Direct Travel?

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Update: The WestJet Group and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the certified union representing WestJet and Swoop pilots, have reached a tentative agreement late Thursday, May 18, 2023. 

WestJet pilots have issued a 72-hour strike notice as of...

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UBC Investment Management has released its second annual Responsible Investing Report

Thursday, April 27, 2023

UBC Investment Management has released its second annual Responsible Investing Report. The Report summarizes the firm’s responsible investing activities during 2022 in...

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UBC launches fifth year of the UniForum program

Monday, April 17, 2023


This year we are launching year 5 of the program, and from May 29 to June 30 we will be collecting data relating to all professional staff at UBC, to better understand the types of activities they perform on a daily basis. Services include Finance, Human Resources, Information...

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Update on UBC’s budget for the 2023/24 fiscal year

Friday, April 14, 2023

UBC’s Board of Governors has approved the 2023/2024 budget, setting out the university’s spending priorities for the year ahead. As a whole, the university is operating in an environment of fiscal restraint, with distinct conditions existing at our two campuses. This year, and into future years...

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UBC launches Agency Fund Guidelines (FD950)

Thursday, April 13, 2023

The Agency Fund Guidelines have been developed to provide the UBC finance community clarity on the requirements for the appropriate usage of the Agency Fund (FD950).

Since Workday’s launch, the Agency Fund has had some unresolved configuration challenges. Currently, most...

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Update: Purchases under $3,500

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

At UBC, there are three options for faculties, departments and units to choose from for purchases of goods and/or services up to $3,500 Canadian Dollars in value inclusive of taxes per person.

The Purchases Under $3,500 page has...

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Attend the Adaptive Planning Reporting Tools Demo on April 27

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

An online demo is being held to prepare the community for the transition from Hyperion to Workday’s Adaptive Planning for financial budgeting & forecasting in July. 

Attend the online webinar for a demonstration of Adaptive Planning reporting capabilities for...

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Announcing Helen Yung as the new Comptroller for UBC

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

The VPFO is pleased to share that Helen Yung will be joining the university as UBC’s new Comptroller, effective June 12, 2023.

Helen joins us from Vancouver Coastal Health, where she has served as a valued senior finance leader for over 20 years, most recently as Executive Director,...

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