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Increase in CRA Prescribed Interest Rate effective July 1, 2022

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The CRA Prescribed Interest Rate will increase to 2% effective July 1, 2022.

This is the interest rate used to calculate taxable benefits for employees from interest-free and low...

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New contracts available for Executive Search and Recruitment

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

UBC has entered into 3-year agreements with four industry-leading executive recruitment services providers. UBC collaborated with other academic institutions through a project led by BCNET to evaluate and prequalify these four providers.

These services are now available to...

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Changes to UBC Service Levy

Monday, June 27, 2022

The UBC services levy is used to run the community centres, athletic and cultural facilities, and to maintain public spaces and infrastructure within UBC neighbourhoods. The Services Levy Notices issued in 2022 will be due on August 8, 2022.

Please note that the drop box...

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Ken Sham joins UBC's Financial Operations as the Manager, Contract and Supplier Management

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

We are pleased to welcome Ken Sham to UBC’s Financial Operations group as the Manager, Contract and Supplier Management, effective June 20, 2022.

Reporting to Philippa Horton, Associate Director, Procurement Partnerships, Ken will be responsible for developing UBC’s contract management...

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UBC IMANT Releases Inaugural 2021 Responsible Investing Report

Friday, June 17, 2022

UBC Investment Management Trust (UBC IMANT) has created and shared its inaugural 2021 Responsible Investing Report.

Working with key stakeholders, UBC IMANT has worked to develop and advance a comprehensive Responsible Investment Strategy to inform their work and decision-...

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Updated Credit Card Request Forms in Workday

Friday, June 03, 2022

Financial Operations and the ISC have recently updated two Credit Card request forms in Workday: Credit Card Request | Limit Change and Credit Card Request | Application.

Why the Change

In response to feedback from the community and a review of possible updates to...

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Continuing as one VPFO under Karamjeet Heer and John Metras' leadership

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Starting June 1, Karamjeet Heer will begin serving as the Interim Vice-President, Finance, and John Metras will become the Interim Vice-President, Operations following the departure of Peter Smailes, former Vice-President, Finance & Operations.

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Ernesto Castano joins UBC’s Financial Operations group as the Associate Director, Procurement

Monday, May 30, 2022

We are pleased to welcome Ernesto Castano to UBC’s Financial Operations group as the Associate Director, Procurement, effective June 1, 2022.

Reporting to Shelly Morrison, Senior Director, Finance Services & Strategic Procurement, Ernesto will play a vital role in leading...

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Joan Mar and Entela Ifti step into new positions in the Financial Planning & Analysis team

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

We are pleased to welcome Joan Mar as Director, Financial Planning & Analysis, effective June 16, 2022, and Entela Ifti as Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis, effective June 1, 2022, to the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team.


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Christine Lin joins UBC as Tax Analyst

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

We are pleased to welcome Christine Lin as Tax Analyst, reporting to Holly Shepherd, Tax Manager effective May 16, 2022.

Christine is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with extensive experience in corporate and indirect tax within the oil and gas industry.


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