March 26, 2015

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EAOS wants your participation in surveys, FAQs, and poster-boards

With the end of our staff Fact Finding sessions, EAOS is starting a period of analysis. Make sure your voice is included in this step and complete the online fact finding survey.

Part of doing good analysis is making sure we’re analyzing the right information. Karyn Magnusson has been working with EAOS project team members to meet with our Heads to ensure we are on the right track.

In the same spirit of consultation, the EAOS team wants our work to be public, transparent, and have lots of opportunity for your contributions. As the analysis comes together, we will be publicly assembling “story boards” for each of our target areas that show the data and stories that capture the current state of operations in our organization.

We’ve also placed a very large timeline for Phase 1 in the USB atrium. As the project goes forward we’ll be adding lots of information to this in all sorts of formats…handwritten comments, photos, stickers, notes. And again, we’d like you to be involved. You can contribute your work-appropriate thoughts and input to the timeline poster too—just grab a sticky note and felt from the tray below the sign and add your input or question to the appropriate step on the timeline.

Thank you to everyone who has participated so far and welcome to all of you who a ready to jump in.

Effective March 30 all parkades will switch to licence-plate scanners

Starting March 30th, all the current gates and equipment at parkade entrances and exits will be removed. Drivers will now be able to park quickly and conveniently.  Entry to and exit from the parkades are much faster.

If you prepay for your parking, please note the following:

  • Ensure that ANY vehicle you wish to park at a UBC parkade has the correct vehicle license plate(s) associated to your account.  Log into your UBC Parking account to add, amend or delete vehicle license plates that you want associated with your account.
  • One permit entitles the holders to have one registered vehicle on campus at a time. Visit the UBC Parking website for more information or for inquiries, email
  • The conditions of use for your parking permit remain unchanged.

From March 30th onward, you will not need to have the plastic puck displayed on your window.  You’ll never forget or leave on a different vehicle again.  If you have a courtesy or rental car, just add the license plate to your parking account.  Don’t forget to remove the license plate from your account after you return the rental or courtesy car.

As for your plastic pucks? Use internal UBC mail and send them to “UBC Parking @the UBC Bookstore” for recycling.

Phase changes in the Electrical Shop effective April 1, 2015

On April 1st, the Fire Life Safety Crew (phase 46) and Elevator Crew (phase 21E) will be a part of the Electrical Services Crew (phase 21).  Please keep this in mind when assigning work orders in the future.

Commuter alert: Sewer main project on Alma from May through Labour Day

The City of Vancouver will be starting a sewer main renewal construction project along Alma. The project will run from the beginning of May and though to Labour Day Monday.

The project details and information can be found on the UBC Transportation website.

UBC looking for stories, events, and facts & figures for Centennial website

The deadline for stories and content for the UBC Centennial website that’s launching this summer has been extended to Friday, April 24.

The team is looking for stories and content for the following four areas:

  1. Engaging stories on collaboration/connections
    Unique and unexpected collaborations or connections throughout UBC’s 100 year history that demonstrate a positive outcome, for example, a story could highlight a collaboration resulting in a solution that addressed a societal need.
  2. Global Impact Map
    This section will feature a map of the world with pin clusters showing UBC’s connections.  Each pin will represent one significant person (e.g. a notable alumni, researcher) or project.
  3. Timeline
    This interactive page will immerse the user in UBC’s living history and will build on timelines already in place.
  4. Facts and Figures
    These are interesting UBC facts and figures, for example, “Did you know UBC has won more inter-collegiate championships than any other Canadian university?”

To find out more information about the Centennial or to submit your stories and content using Storybox click here.

We are still waiting for feedback on our three centennial project applications.  Stay tuned for news soon.

If you have any questions please contact Gerald Calderon

Quick updates

  • Farewell to Mario Bucao, Custodial Services, retiring March 31st
  • NPS decreased by a point to 82%; with 5 promoters and 1 detractor.
  • Year End: Submit any purchases made before March 31 to Finance ASAP