October 22, 2015

Top Stories

Labour Crew saves owl


A Saw Whet Owl was injured when it flew into a window at the Ike Barber Learning Centre. Emily Reno from CTLT called Owl Rescue and protected the owl by fending off other birds until Mike Giannias’ crew arrived.  Rick Mitchell and Joseph O’Driscoll rescued the owl from the ledge with tools provided by Owl Rescue.  Thanks to all who attended the scene, the owl will survive.

Updated list of buildings served by the DES as of October 22 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.

This just in….Announcing our new Asset Data Managers

EAOS memeThe Asset Data Manager position has been filled! Please give a warm congrats to Bill Guest and Jeff Smith for being the successful candidates for the temporary position.

The EAOS Team is very excited to get the ball rolling on our pilot asset collection, using Food, Nutrition & Health Building as the guinea pig. In order to do the right maintenance effort at the right time by the right people, we need to know what we have, and this pilot will help us work out the kinks in our data collection strategy.

New templates have also been added to the main USB hallway display. Please feel free to comment on them or speak to an EAOS Team Member for more info!

Finally, next up for the EAOS team is to dive into clarifying roles and responsibilities.  If you have some new ideas on this that weren’t captured in the spring and summer, go see an EAOS team member.

Politely ask students to use walkways instead of cutting through the USB Yard

Signs have been posted advising students that there is restricted access through USB. If you see any students cutting through the building, respectfully tell them to find alternative routes.

Have an outstanding parking fine at UBC? Check out Food for Fines

Screen%20Shot%202015-10-14%20at%208_49_23%20AMHave outstanding parking fines? From October 21-23, pay only half of your fine and UBC Parking will pay the rest. All proceeds go towards the AMS Food Bank. To pay, visit the Access Desk at the back of the UBC Bookstore, between 9:30-5:30 to pay your fine and give towards a great cause.


Bike to Work Week Is Back: Oct. 26 – Nov. 1

Get active and reduce your carbon footprint by cycling to work between October 26 and November 1. If you register for Bike to Work Week and log your trips, you also have the chance to win a

host of prizes, including a bike trip to Vietnam.

Learn more and register.


Have your say: Participate in a Transit Network Consultation

TransLink is inviting customers  across the region to have their say on potential changes to the transit network across Metro Vancouver. An online survey is available until November 6.

Quick Updates

NPS Score decreased 1 point to 87%

Stores will be closing at 4PM this week