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Competitive bid threshold raised from $50,000 to $75,000

Thursday, December 07, 2017

As part of the Procurement Modernization project, effective immediately Financial Operations is raising the threshold for Purchase Orders from $50,000 to $75,000, eliminating the requirement for a competitive tender process (e.g. RFP) within...

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Holiday Hours

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Financial Operations department, including Payroll and Benefits, will observe the following closures during the holiday season:

  • Closing on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 4:30 pm
  • Reopening on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 8:30 am

To make sure all your pay and...

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UBC Green Labs Lunch& Learn

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Join us on November 7th to learn about UBC’s sustainable purchasing initiatives for labs and how you can promote best practices in your lab and workspace.

Speakers from VWR, UBC Preferred Scientific Supplier, sustainable lab plastics manufacturer Labcon, energy efficient...

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UBC Travel Meeting & Event Fair

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

If you are a UBC faculty or staff member who travels or deals with UBC related travel, then this event is for you. 

Learn about UBC's travel program, including security and safety features. Meet air, car and hotel vendors, UBC's new travel agency UNIGLOBE One, technology...

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New provider for travel safety

Friday, September 01, 2017

As part of University of British Columbia’s commitment to all our travellers, we have invested in a global medical, security & emotional support assistance through International SOS (ISOS).

This program is designed to keep our faculty, staff and students healthy, safe and secure while...

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Commercial trade advisory due to weather conditions

Monday, August 28, 2017

Due to the severe weather in Texas, U.S.A., the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has advised that commercial trade operations will be suspended at a number of ports and airports today (Monday, August 28, 2017). 

The following ports have suspended operations:


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Allow extra time when flying to the U.S.A.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Due to security measures implemented by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), customers are encouraged to arrive at the airport at least two hours before the scheduled departure when flying to the U.S. to allow for additional screening time.

Heightened security measures have...

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Uncollected initial payroll cheques (pre-2017)

Friday, June 09, 2017

It came to light that some UBC employees have not collected their initial payroll cheques prior to December 31, 2016.

We have contacted, by mail, all current employees who are affected and are replacing the uncollected payments, with interest, through our standard payroll runs on June 15...

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UBC’s Pre-authorized debit (PAD)

Friday, May 26, 2017

UBC’s Pre-authorized debit (PAD) list to centralize by June 30, 2017.

UBC’s Treasury department is working with UBC’s bank to implement a centralized pre-authorized debit (PAD) list by June 30, 2017. PAD arrangements are used across UBC to allow our vendors to withdraw funds...

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UBC Library PARC is making record management savings

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Last fall, UBC launched an initiative to move all records from our external records storage supplier, Iron Mountain, to the new on-campus Library Preservation and Archives (Library PARC). This move has already...

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