November 19, 2015

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Congratulations Mike Paley, for completing your electrical apprenticeship


We saved $292,675 in the 2nd quarter thanks to your bright ideas: We are on track to our $1.3M goal for 2015/16

Bright Ideas Thermometer (36 x 36) for mounting in mall atrium display case - Q2

Please refrain from blocking the Bookstore loading docks

UBC Bookstore staff are requesting that we park our service vehicles in a location other than the front of the loading docks when performing work in the nearby areas. If use of the dock is required to unload materials, please advise the Bookstore Warehouse Supervisor or the Logistics Manager.

Exam Schedule available to help schedule maintenance work

Please refer to the 2015 December exam schedule to facilitate planning for maintenance and repairs in classroom and lecture theatres.

Updated list of buildings served by the DES as of November 18 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.

EAOS Update: FNH Pilot ready to engage

eaos one niner

EAOS is happy to announce that Phase 1 of collecting the regulatory component of Boiler Pressure Vessels is 100% complete! The team was sent out to check a total of 75 chillers and boilers, and found more that weren’t on the initial list. Data collection was more helpful than expected.

Starting this week, the Food, Nutrition and Health asset collection pilots gets underway. Alongside the pilot, we will also be working on the process of where the data goes once it’s collected and how it will be kept up-to-date.

Work has also begun on EAOS goal #2: Roles and Responsibilities. Thank you Darko Jelic, Mark Lindsay and Richard Hugli for your involvement in our initial discussion on systems. We were able to categorize systems into 3 classification: Energized, Non-Energized and Special. More to come….stay tuned.

Correction: Sheetmetal renews design of Chan Centre Hand-wash station

Pictured in the redesign of the hand wash station are Dan Myers, Glazier, and Tom Davis, Sheet Metal Worker.


Video: The Impact of Asbestos

WorkSafe has just shared its newly updated video on “The Impact of Asbestos”. Our colleagues in RMS ask us to remember the services they provide to make sure we work safely with asbestos.


Reminder, you don’t have to walk alone after dark

Campus Safety is reminding all staff that as winter draws nearer, you don’t have to walk alone after dark if you don’t want to. These resources are available to you:

  • If there is a route that is convenient for you, consider taking Translink community%20shuttle_2Community Shuttles to get around campus.
  • Call Building Operations at 604 822 2173 to report broken lights, overgrown landscaping, or unsafe building infrastructure.
  • If at any time you feel unsafe, contact Campus Security by calling 604 822 2222 or by using a Campus Blue Phone to request an escort.

Wreath-Making Workshop and Fundraiser

Wreath workshop

Registration is open until November 30.  You can RSVP here.

Quick Updates

Get Your 50/50 tickets for the November 20 draw: support United Way and win some money

Deadline Extended! 2015 Staff Excellence Awards Nominations are open until November 27

Joining UBC: Graeme Pickwell, Frederick Bushor, Federico Cayabyab, Eleanor Dayan, Irvin Cabelin, Christine Reyes, Ferdinand Canlas, Sean Mcgregor, Joselito Frigilana

NPS scored decreased to 85%, with 1 new promoter.

Stores will be closing at 4PM this week