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Information for UBC Travellers: Coronavirus in China

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

There have been reports of respiratory infections in Wuhan, China, which are attributed to a new coronavirus. Cases have also been reported in other cities in China and outside China in Japan, Taiwan, United States, South Korea and Thailand. According to the BC Centre for Disease Control (Jan....

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UBC Finance Receives Sustainable Purchasing Award

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

UBC was amongst a number of leading research universities to receive the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Award from the International Institute of Sustainable Laboritories, after demonstrating an improvement in sustainable procurement practices.

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Changes to Print Services at UBC

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Xerox is currently UBC’s preferred supplier of printing services, but the university’s master service agreement with this vendor is due to expire in March 2020.

The contract currently covers the university’s use of multi-functional print devices (including leasing and...

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Switch to an online T4, win an iPad!

Friday, January 03, 2020

UBC Faculty and Staff have the option to receive their T4 tax slip electronically, instead of receiving a printed copy. To encourage employees to make the sustainable switch, UBC Payroll is giving away an iPad to one lucky faculty or staff member who makes the...

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Year End – Holiday Payment Cycle Schedule

Thursday, December 05, 2019

As in previous years, UBC’s central Accounts Payable team will not be issuing payments (for vendors, expense reimbursements, etc.) over the holiday closure period.

Individuals who need a payment issued before the end of the calendar year must ensure all...

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Year End – Procurement, Accounts Payable and PCard Deadlines

Thursday, December 05, 2019

UBC’s fiscal year end is March 31, but the deadlines for some financial activities are as early as December.

If your work involves acquiring and/or paying for goods and services, or using a PCard, please familiarize yourself with the following dates for the 2019/2020 fiscal...

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Going with the Flow: Financially Managing UBC’s Water System

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Water is a crucial resource at UBC, for basic human needs and to support research and operations. The simple act of turning on a tap to access a safe and reliable water supply is something students, faculty, and staff depend on each and every day.

Although UBC isn’t...

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Eliminating Bank Drafts as a Form of Payment at UBC

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

A bank draft is a paper payment instrument, similar to a cheque but issued and guaranteed by a bank. Historically UBC has used bank drafts whenever identified by a vendor as the preferred payment method. However, with the increase of electronic payments in recent years, the university has...

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Sugar Sheet Paper Alternative Now Available to UBC at Reduced Rate

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Sugar sheet is a paper alternative that is manufactured using recycled sugarcane waste fibre. This “tree-free” product looks, performs, and feels just like paper — as well as being completely recyclable.

Five years ago UBC’s Student Housing and Hospitality Services (SHHS)...

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Championing collaboration in finance: Clara Ng

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

UBC is one of the world’s leading research institutions, recognized internationally as a global centre for teaching and learning, and chosen by students and faculty from across Canada and around the world as an academic destination. But there is a very significant dedicated team who...

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