AND THE WINNERS OF THE DART TOURNAMENT ARE….
Congratulations to Tony Fabiano and Mike Kupfer!!
Runners up: Erwin Santos and Benny Castres
Thank you Martin Varma for organizing this fun and exciting event. Everyone had a great time.
REMINDER…DESIGNATED SMOKING AREA IS AT THE BUS SHELTER BY THE YARD EXIT
With the addition of two CNG garbage trucks and a third on order, we wanted to create awareness that these trucks will be maintained on the concrete pad at the North end of the garage. Due to the flammable nature of this fuel and other substances at the garage and fuel pump, please be reminded that the designated location for smoking at USB is the bus shelter near the yard exit.
PROFESSOR COMMENTS ON RE-LAMPING GYMS
Remember last week’s story on prepping the SRC and Osborne Gym for exam time? Economics Professor Robert Gateman commented on the lights and the notable difference. Thank you James Bellavance for coordinating this work!
EAOS PILOT CONTINUES WITH “LIGHT” MODEL
The asset data collection team ‘lightened’ up the level of details we are collecting for the FNH Pilot Project, and is now at approximately 50% complete! We started with all air handling unit data, and are currently working on backflow preventers. Thanks to the revised list, we are back on track to complete the pilot by the end of January 2016.
The other item that tags along with this pilot is figuring out how to enter the information – where does it go, how can we start using it, how does it get updated… As the Asset Data Collectors are going along, they are comparing the PeopleSoft asset list with the Uniformat list (the one you saw in the hallway). We want to make sure that all terminology and numbering systems are consistent all the way across the board so everyone has the same information.
WATCH OUT FOR PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS
Reduce speed and be aware of pedestrians and cyclists, and/or find alternate routes where possible in the following areas…
Nurseries Road: Pedestrian and cyclist traffic has increased. Slow down and look out for cyclists and pedestrians in this area. New traffic signs identifying the change in road use will be installed in the coming weeks.
University Boulevard: Interaction between vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists on U Blvd has increased. Signage is in place identifying this as an emergency vehicle only route. To access Education Lane, use the route around Dorothy Somerset to access the Power House, Henry Angus, Scarfe, Kenny, and other buildings in the area. The current design is under review. Slow down and look out for cyclists and pedestrians while driving in this area.
SSHHH…SILENT AUCTION STARTS DECEMBER 14TH…
The Architectural group will be holding their 3rd annual Silent Auction commencing December 14th. It will conclude at noon sharp, December 18th. Items will be posted in the same area as in previous years; the foyer between the sign shop and HR. Thanks for your participation. All proceeds to benefit the United Way.
**special thanks to the tool crib for item donations
UPDATED LIST OF BUILDINGS SERVED BY THE DES AS OF DECEMBER 17 IS NOW AVAILABLE
Check out the latest DES updates to know which buildings are running on the district energy hot water heating system and which buildings will be coming online soon.
START PLANNING FOR WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ON CAMPUS
In the event of heavy snow, the official source for snow closure information is the UBC homepage – www.ubc.ca.
Prepare for extreme weather conditions:
1. Review Building Ops snow procedures. Know your department contact in the event of a snow day.
2. If your position is deemed ‘essential’ in the event of a campus closure, make sure you know your rights and responsibilities.
3. Learn more about Building Ops’ plans in the event the university cancels classes or curtails non-essential services during inclement weather.
In the event of snow:
1. Visit the UBC homepage to learn if classes are canceled or non-essential services are curtailed.
2. If campus is open but you cannot report to work due to the snow, contact your supervisor immediately.
Learn more about UBC’s policy on campus closures due to winter weather conditions.
PARTICIPATE IN THE WALKABOUT CHALLENGE, JANUARY 18 – MARCH 20
Registration is now open for Walkabout 2016. Walkabout is an annual health and wellbeing challenge from January 18 – March 20, where teams of five compete to cover the distance of a virtual route by keeping track of their steps. Registration is $10 per participant with proceeds going to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Learn more and register.
GET UNLIMITED ACCESS TO UBC REC CLASSES FOR $30 FROM DECEMBER 7 – 20
For $30, UBC Rec is offering staff and faculty unlimited access to over 30 classes at the Student Recreation Centre and Ponderosa Commons Studio between December 7 and 20.
Learn more and purchase your pass.
NPS SCORE REMAINS AT 83% — 6 NEW PROMOTERS AND 1 NEW DETRACTOR.
STORES WILL BE CLOSING AT 4:00 PM THIS WEEK.