August 27, 2015

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No parking in the new fire lane on the south side of War Memorial Gym

South Side WMG

Building Operations staff photos now available as part of UBC’s official collection

In May and June this year we worked with photographers Martin Dee and Jamil Rhajiak of Marketing & Communication to produce photos of Building Operations staff for the official use of the university. The UBC Brand team just officially released the photo collection for use by the UBC community.

You can see our official photos in this album, as well as featured on the pages of our website and a few were used as part of’s new Staff and Faculty section.

Thanks to everyone who generously helped plan, organize and participate in improving our representation in the university’s communications.

EAOS Update

Last week we shared with you information on the pilot  to collect asset information in the FNH (Family, Nutrition and Health) Building.  This week we want to let you know that we will need between one to two people to assist with the collection of information for the pilot and we will need their help in the development of a plan to scale this asset collection effort up over the campus.

Next week we will be posting a full-time, three month temporary position called the “Asset Information Manager” which will report into Asset Stewardship. This role is critical in the implementation of the asset collection pilot and development of a plan.

We are very excited to move forward and start the collection process. Since this is an internal expression of interest the Job Description will be posted on notice boards and not on-line. The posting will be open until the Sep 18, 2015. To apply please send an email outlining why you feel you have the skills and abilities to do the job. Marian and Andy in Asset Stewardship will be collecting names of anyone who is interested so please send an email to  and  Informal interviews will be conducted during the week of the Sep 1, 2015, with a start date of this position on the Oct 1, 2015.

We look forward to starting the pilot.

Check out the featured Healthy Recipe This Month

This month’s featured recipe is Sautéed Cinnamon Apples and Banana.

Share a meal, share a story at the Centennial Harvest Feast on September 24

On September 24, join 1,000 students, staff, faculty, alumni and residents at Main Mall and Memorial Road to celebrate 100 years of UBC at Centennial Harvest Feast.  A delicious three-meal course will be prepared by UBC Food Services and AMS Chefs that is inspired by everything UBC, including local produce from the UBC Farm.  Explore UBC’s incredible Arts and Culture District at Arts Night Out for an evening of free performances and exhibits.

Start the evening with a pre-dinner tour of Rodney Graham’s outdoor art project, the Millennial Time Machine, follow a guided tour through the Museum of Anthropology, head to the Chan Centre‘s Telus Studio Theatre for A Night at the Improv; and end with a night cap at the glass lobby bar overlooking the Dorothy Somerset Grove.

Tickets are on sale now.  Get your tickets here and have a fun-filled night to celebrate 100 years of UBC.  Wine will be on sale by the bottle – perfect for sharing.

Bus loop repairs planned for August 29

The UBC Bus Loop is scheduled for repairs on Saturday from 11AM to about 2PM.  Translink bus service will run as usual but some pick-up locations will be moved within the Loop or along Wesbrook Mall, temporarily.

There will be temporary signage installed to direct passengers to appropriate pick-up areas.

Changes to translink service effective September 7

Translink services across Metro Vancouver will change beginning September 7 to accommodate different ridership practices as we head into the back-to-school rush.  More peak-hour trips will be added to UBC-specific routes, including increased NightBus  service to and from downtown.

Specific routes affected include:

  • 14 Hastings/UBC
  • 25 Brentwood/UBC
  • 41 Joyce/Crown/UBC
  • 43 Joyce Station/UBC
  • 44 UBC/Downtown
  • 84 VCC-Clark Station/UBC
  • 258 UBC/West Vancouver
  • 480 Bridgeport Station/UBC
  • C20 Marine Drive/UBC Loop
  • N17 Downtown/UBC

For a full list of changes, visit the Translink webpage.

Take action with your heart health—take a free cardiovascular risk assessment

Cardiovascular disease affects the heart and blood vessels, and results in heart attacks, strokes (in the brain) and angina (chest pain).  The good news is that most people can reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke through awareness, knowledge and healthy choices.

Starting in August, UBC Health, Wellbeing and Benefits in collaboration with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, invite UBC faculty and staff to participate in a unique project called CAMMPUS (Cardiovascular Assessment and Medication Management by Pharmacists at the UBC Site).

Learn more about CAMMPUS and join a short presentation and discussion on August 25 and September 30.  Click here to register.


Quick Updates

Last week our NPS score increased to 89%.

Stores closing at 4PM from August 24 – 28

EAOS UPDATE: This month we welcomed Mark Lindsay and Marcus Drozdzik to the technical team