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Update on Air Canada Refunds for UBC

Thursday, June 17, 2021

The onset of COVID-19 in 2020 changed travel plans for many members of the UBC community, and users have had a variety of guidelines and policies to navigate in order to gather credits or refunds.

Earlier this year Air Canada...

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Procurement Modernization Update – sharing our Service Delivery Levels

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Reporting on our service levels in Financial Operations is a key commitment of the Procurement Modernization project — the initiative to make it easier for UBC to buy and pay for goods and services.

Since Workday go-live our Financial Operations and Operational Excellence...

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Ordering print materials from Xerox

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Faculty and staff in the UBC community regularly order various print materials from our vendor Xerox, including letterhead, business cards, and other branded stationary. 

The...

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Consolidating Capital Expertise in the VPFO

Thursday, June 03, 2021

We are pleased to announce the creation of a new Capital Financial Management team that will be responsible for the oversight and governance for UBC’s significant capital operations (i.e. over $1B ongoing/multi-year projects).

The university's capital...

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Leadership One-on-One with our Comptroller, Karamjeet Heer

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Karamjeet has been featured in the UBC Today Leadership One-on-One interview series. As UBC’s Comptroller, she is responsible for ensuring the university’s fiscal sustainability by providing financial intelligence and strategy.

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Update on Importing Goods to UBC

Thursday, May 20, 2021

The UBC community regularly imports goods from outside of Canada as part of the university’s world-class research activity and to support operations.

As all goods imported into the country need to be cleared through the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), it is important to...

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Dawn Irmscher joins UBC as Director of Payroll

Friday, April 23, 2021

We are very pleased to welcome Dawn Irmscher to the Finance & Operational Excellence team as UBC’s new Director of Payroll, reporting to AVP Elana Mignosa effective May 3.

Dawn brings a wealth of experience in finance, operations,...

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UBC’s budget for 2021/22 set to bolster EDI, expand student supports, and further the university’s impact

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The UBC Board of Governors has approved the budget for 2021/22, setting spending priorities for the year ahead to support the ongoing recovery from COVID-19, to further UBC’s impact through key priorities, and to continue support for excellence in teaching, learning, and research....

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UBC Affirmed with “AA+” Rating from S&P

Monday, March 29, 2021

Credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings (formerly Standard & Poor’s) has re-affirmed UBC’s credit and senior unsecured debt ratings as “AA+”.

The rating reports an expectation that “within our two-year outlook horizon, the university will maintain an excellent market...

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Claiming Home Office Expenses – T2200S Forms Now Available

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

In January UBC shared information about how the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), recognizing the special circumstances of the 2020 tax year, has created two new...

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