News

Find out the latest on our efforts to build, operate, and maintain innovative energy and water service solutions for the Vancouver campus to share with the world.

VPFO Gathers for Pink Shirt Day 2019

When you're part of a 24-hour operations group, Pink Shirt Day is really an all-day event. Staff from the Vice President Finance & Operations (VPFO) gathered across UBC to on February 27 in the morning, evening, and night for cake, coffee, and an opportunity to connect and talk about respect, diversity, and inclusion.

After the shaking stops: continuing to plan for a resilient campus

Since 2016, a team of UBC staff, leading faculty earthquake experts, and engineering consultants has been studying how to protect lives, research programs, infrastructure, and assets on the university’s Vancouver campus in the event of a catastrophic earthquake.

Grab a sweater and prepare for a cooler campus

From December 12, UBC will be slightly reducing campus building temperatures in Vancouver in order to conserve natural gas. Be prepared for a cooler campus and take appropriate action.

UBC wins Institutional Energy Management of the Year award from the Association of Energy Engineers

This award recognizes UBC and the contributions of faculty, staff, and students in changing our approach to energy and acting as a living lab to demonstrate what’s possible to the rest of the world.

John Metras appointed Associate Vice-President, Facilities

In this new role John will lead the Infrastructure Development, Building Operations, and Energy & Water Services units as a unified team, providing integrated facilities services for the Vancouver campus.