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Improving the UBC Finance Website

Monday, June 17, 2019

We're currently working on changes to improve the navigation and user experience of the finance.ubc.ca website, which will be implemented this summer.

Following user feedback, we've identified elements where we can improve usability, navigation, and content on the finance.ubc...

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Financial Operations Opens Satellite Location in Wesbrook Village

Friday, June 14, 2019

After months of hard work and planning undertaken by the Financial Operations administrative team and UBC's Project Services unit, a new satellite office has been opened in Wesbrook Village for the growing Accounts Payable group.

The new space is needed as a result of...

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Karamjeet Heer Appointed as UBC’s New Comptroller

Friday, June 14, 2019

UBC’s Vice-President, Finance & Operations portfolio is pleased to welcome Karamjeet Heer as the university's new Comptroller, effective July 2, 2019.

Karamjeet is an experienced senior financial leader with a progressive career in both public practice and the public...

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New Appointments on the Treasury Team

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

UBC’s Treasury team is pleased to welcome Otto Wong into his new role as the Manager, Cash, and Olivia Wong to her new role of Financial Analyst. Otto and Olivia are stepping into these positions for 12 months to provide key support while other members of the Treasury have been seconded to UBC’s...

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UBC outlines spending priorities for 2019/20

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Board of Governors has approved UBC’s 2019/20 budget, setting spending priorities for the year ahead, to advance the university’s strategic plan: Shaping UBC’s Next Century...

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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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