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Financial Operations Launches Customer Support Centre

Monday, April 15, 2019

If you’re looking for help with procurement or accounts payable, setting up a vendor, or a wealth of other UBC financial activities, you can now access the new Customer Support Centre team in Financial Operations.

The dedicated helpdesk...

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UBC Adds Roam Like Home option to Rogers Wireless Agreement

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

UBC’s Strategic Sourcing team is pleased to announce that the university has added the Rogers Roam Like Home feature to its existing customer agreement, effective March 2019.

Members of the UBC community who have university-issued mobile phones currently on Rogers...

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Sourcing great suppliers: UBC signs agreement with Praxair

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Do you buy gas for research or teaching? UBC has signed a new agreement with Praxair Canada, which has been the university’s preferred supplier of scientific and industrial gas for over 20 years.

From operating machinery used to deliver medical services, to serving as an...

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UBC Signs New Agreement with Staples Business Advantage

Thursday, April 04, 2019

In November 2018, UBC’s Financial Operations team was pleased to sign a new agreement with Staples Business Advantage (SBA).

UBC has been working with SBA as a preferred vendor since 2003, but the new contract has been expanded to include office/copy paper, increasing cost...

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Update for UBC Travellers - Boeing 737 Max 8/9 Aircrafts

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

This morning Transport Canada issued a notice closing Canadian airspace to all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft until further notice. The United States Government also announced this afternoon that they would be grounding these aircraft.

North American airlines are working to...

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Register for WACUBO 2019, co-hosted by UBC

Monday, March 11, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 WACUBO Annual Conference (Western Association of College and University Business Officers), and UBC’s Vice-President of Finance and Operations Peter Smailes would...

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Year End Petty Cash Confirmations

Monday, March 11, 2019

In March 2018 the Revenue Accounting team introduced a new process that moved petty cash confirmations online for departments to authorize through the Financial Management System (FMS), accessed through the Management Systems Portal (MSP).

This...

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Trish Pekeles recognized as one of B.C.’s Most Influential Women in Finance

Friday, March 08, 2019

Trish Pekeles, UBC’s executive director, financial operations has been counted among the most influential women in finance in BC by BC Business magazine.

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VPFO Gathers for Pink Shirt Day

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

UBC’s finance teams joined the VPFO portfolio in a celebration of respect, diversity, and inclusion for Pink Shirt Day on February 27 this year....

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Congratulations to the winner of UBC Payroll’s online T4 switch contest!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

This January UBC’s Payroll team encouraged faculty, staff, and student employees to opt for accessing their annual T4 tax slips online, as opposed to receiving a paper copy. As part of this initiative, more than 1500 members of the UBC community made the sustainable switch, eliminating the...

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