Travel

UBC Travel is your convenient “one-stop-shop” for planning and booking University-related travel (air, lodging, and vehicle rental), quickly, conveniently, and cost-effectively.  

Services, including a low-fare guarantee when using Direct Travel agent and/or Concur online, are available for faculty, staff, students, and guests. UBC recommends paying for travel with the UBC Visa card to better utilize UBC funds and manage air travel credits. 

COVID-19 Global Travel Advisory: Effective March 1, 2021, The Canadian government has removed its advisory against non-essential travel for Canadians that has been in place since March 2020.  We continue to encourage any UBC related travel to be booked utilizing the university travel services (online with SAP-Concur or an advisor at Direct Travel) to ensure travellers and travel arrangers receive up-to-date travel advisory information and support in case of emergencies.

Please continue to review the Faculty and Staff Travel Guide and use the following university free planning travel tools to obtain a consolidated view of the various travel requirements.

Official travel advisories are in effect. Visit the Government of Canada website for further details.

Access the Government of Canada’s latest digital tools that help Canadians access services and get information on COVID-19, including links to ArriveCAN and the COVID Alert app.

Review a summary for key travel guidance, available support services and processes, to identify, assess and control travel risk, including risks associated with COVID-19.

SAP-Concur is UBC's online travel booking tool. Faculty and staff must register to take advantage of travel and booking services. Non-employee travel is booked through the Guest booking feature and no profile registration is required.

Faculty, staff, students and UBC guests can plan or book their UBC related travel through SAP-Concur or through an advisor at Direct Travel

Review the current meals per diem rates or get reimbursed for actual meal costs by submitting a detailed and valid receipt.

Sep. 6, 2022

Leadership change within the Vice-President, Finance and Operations, portfolio

Karamjeet Heer will be leaving UBC to take up a new role at Simon Fraser University. She joined the university in 2019 as Comptroller and was more...
Sep. 6, 2022

A message from Vice-President, Finance, Karamjeet Heer

A short while ago, the President’s Office sent a Bulletin to the university announcing some changes in the VPFO’s senior leadership team. I have...
Aug. 25, 2022

UBC increases per diem rates as of September 1, 2022

When travelling for UBC business, UBC employees may be reimbursed for the cost of meals. UBC annually reviews the per diem rates for travel, taking...