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Changes to Training for FMS

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Please note that the training environment for Financial Management System (FMS) certification has changed.

As of June 30, 2020, the servers housing the previous FMS training environment have been closed down, in order to comply with UBC cybersecurity requirements.

As a...

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Elana Mignosa Appointed Associate Vice-President, Finance & Operational Excellence

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

The VPFO is pleased to announce the appointment of Elana Mignosa as Associate Vice-President, Finance & Operational Excellence, effective July 6, 2020.

In this new role Elana will co-lead the financial management of the university together with the Comptroller...

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Questions Relating to Working from Home

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Many members of the UBC faculty and staff community have moved to off-campus working scenarios as a result of COVID-19 measures, and for most this entails setting up an area to effectively carry out job requirements in the most ergonomic way possible.

The university’s Finance...

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Continuation of Spreadsheet-Based Hourly Payroll Process

Monday, May 25, 2020

With the onset of measures relating to COVID-19 in March this year, UBC's Payroll team quickly pivoted from a paper timesheet-based system to a spreadsheet-based process for the payment of hourly employees, so that hourly...

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Philippa Horton Joins Financial Operations as Associate Director, Procurement Partnerships

Thursday, May 07, 2020

UBC is pleased to welcome Philippa Horton as the new Associate Director of Procurement Partnerships in Financial Operations.

In this new role Philippa will be responsible for overseeing the university’s team of Procurement Partners, and working with faculty and administrative...

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Expenses Relating to Working From Home – Questions About the T2200 Tax Form

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Many members of the UBC faculty and staff community have moved to working-from-home scenarios as a result of COVID-19 measures, and the university’s finance teams have received some questions about whether UBC will be issuing T2200 tax forms for the 2020 tax year.

The T2200...

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Extension to UBC's Year End Schedule

Monday, April 06, 2020

The university's year end process is currently ongoing, although this cycle has experienced several disruptions. To give UBC's financial community as much time as possible to process year end, the schedule has been extended by a few days.

The revised cut-off for year end processing has...

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Financial Operations - Front Desk Operating Hours

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Please note that, due to the impact of COVID-19, UBC’s Financial Operations team has a reduced number of staff working on-site, and has and decreased front counter operating hours at our TEF3 location (6190 Agronomy Road).

Current hours of operation are 8:30 am to 11:...

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Changes to UBC’s Hourly Payroll Process

Monday, March 30, 2020

In order to ensure the timely processing of UBC’s hourly payroll, given the impact of COVID-19 measures, the university’s Payroll team has established a new process to eliminate the need for paper timesheets to collect, approve, and process hours for UBC employees.
 
UBC Payroll...

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Ongoing Procurement at UBC - COVID-19 Update

Monday, March 30, 2020

In light of the impact of COVID-19, we want our vendors to know how we are keeping our business operations running, and taking measures to support critical operations.

The most up-to-date information about UBC’s overall response to COVID-19 is available at...

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