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Preparing for Tax Season

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

As year-end approaches, take time to ensure your UBC employment records contain updated personal information and preferences.

As employers, UBC may be required to send documents to your home address and our aim is to make communicating with you as easy as possible. Here are...

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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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Procurement and Payment Deadlines

Monday, November 27, 2017

To assist in processing procurement & payment requisition requests for the 2017 calendar year and 2017-18 fiscal year end, please ensure that all staff are notified of the following important dates:

Procurement Deadlines – Goods and Services

December 8,...

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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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