Announcements

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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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UBC's Sustainable Future Fund

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

UBC's Sustainable Future Fund passes another milestone.

The Board of Governors recognizes climate change is an important issue for a number of UBC stakeholders and donors, and respects their concerns and commitment. In response to those concerns, UBC is creating an...

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New IPO Infrastructure Database

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Submitted by Vicki Ferguson and Sharon Wu

To encourage collaboration and shared resources among researchers, the UBC Institutional Programs Office (IPO) and UBC IT have launched the IPO Infrastructure...

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Concur Tripit app

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Concur Tripit app can help manage your UBC-related travel itinerary.

To offer you enhanced travel services and support for your UBC-related travel, the UBC Travel Program is now partnering with UNIGLOBE One Travel....

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What happens if your research project goes over—or under—budget?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Faculty members: we know it’s important for you to deliver your research projects on time with the funds available, and in line with UBC and funding agency guidelines.

When expenses start to rise above or fall short of your approved budget, the Research Finance team can help support you....

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Online Sustainable Purchasing Guide

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Making purchases for your lab or office? Consult the online Sustainable Purchasing Guide before you buy.

Did you know UBC purchased 37 million sheets of paper in 2016? If you were to stack that paper, it would be 71 times the height of the UBC Clock Tower.

Together,...

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Changes to procurement reduces cycle times

Friday, March 03, 2017

Changes to procurement reduces cycle times for creating purchase orders and paying invoices.

To improve procurement at UBC, we have implemented changes in central Procure-to-Pay processes to reduce cycle times for creating purchase orders and paying invoices. We have also...

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Finance Support Program

Friday, March 03, 2017

The Finance Support Program (FSP) ensures decision makers have strong financial information and support.

Department administrators and finance staff need to know a lot to provide the best advice and service to their customers. To support these individuals, the Finance Support...

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Looking for cost-saving tips at year end?

Friday, March 03, 2017

Looking for cost-saving tips at year end? Animal Care Services has a few ideas that may help you.

Throughout the year, our budgets can feel stretched. Finding opportunities to leverage your budget can create savings to support research and learning. Lorna Marshall, Director...

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