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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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Dawn Jia Announced as President and CEO of IMANT

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

UBC Investment Management Trust (IMANT), one of Canada's largest university investment offices, has announced the appointment of Dawn Jia as the President and CEO of the organization.

In her role, Dawn will be responsible for the overall...

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Embodying Service in finance: Isgo Nercessian

Thursday, September 05, 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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Ian Robinson Joins Treasury as Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

Friday, August 30, 2019

UBC is pleased to welcome Ian Robinson to the Treasury team as the new Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis.

Ian joined the university on August 27 and will continue the work done by Sarah Goold in building and refining the university’s long-term financial model, along...

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UBC Renews Agreement with Scientific Supplies Vendor VWR International

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

UBC has extended an agreement with VWR International to serve as the university's preferred supplier of scientific supplies and minor lab equipment until the end of 2021.

The agreement helps to ensure that students and faculty across UBC benefit from access to top quality...

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Improving the UBC Finance Website

Monday, June 17, 2019

This summer we made changes to improve navigation and user experience on the finance.ubc.ca website.

Following user feedback, we identified elements we could leverage to improve usability, navigation, and content on the finance.ubc.ca website. The changes, which were deployed...

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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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