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New Campaign: Reimbursing Expenses Training Course

To assist staff and faculty in submitting expense reimbursements, Finance & Integrated Services has put together a Reimbursing Expenses – “Carpe per Diem” online course. Help us share this course with anyone new to submitting expenses.

New campaign: Furniture Reuse Program

The Furniture Reuse program accepts donations of gently used, surplus furniture from faculty and departments and resells it to the UBC community and broader public to help divert waste from disposal. Help us promote this sustainability initiative.

New campaign: VPFO User Research Survey

We are conducting a survey to understand what tasks matter the most on VPFO websites as they relate to finance and payroll, buildings and spaces, and safety and security at UBC. Help us share this information about the VP Finance & Operations (VPFO) User Research Survey.

New campaign: ShakeOut BC

On October 19, 2023, practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:19 am during the annual Great BC ShakeOut earthquake drill. Help us encourage participants to join in the drill and learn about earthquake safety at

Welcome Olivia Chan, Communications Strategist

Olivia joins the VPFO Communications & Engagement Team to support strategic projects for the portfolio, including stakeholder research/analysis and comms relating to UBC’s budget process.

New campaign: UBC Safe Vancouver App

Download the UBC Safe Vancouver app and make sure you turn on your push notifications to receive timely updates and urgent notifications. The UBC Safe App is free and recommended for UBC students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.

Kristy Lin and Katie Earle join VPFO Communications & Engagement

VPFO Communications & Engagement are pleased to welcome Kristy Lin and Katie Earle, Communications Strategists to the team. Kristy started October 20 in the Koerner Library 6th floor office and Katie will be starting on Wednesday, October 4.

New campaign: Safety Awareness Week is September 18-22

September 18-22, 2023 is Safety Awareness Week. We would like your help with promoting Safety Awareness Week to maintain a safe and secure campus for our university community.

New Campaign: Are you prepared for an emergency?

Safety & Risk Services’ Emergency Management team will be setting up a booth from September 5 to 7, 2023, for Ready Week to share information about personal emergency preparedness. We would like your help with promoting this event to increase our community’s resilience, and emergency awareness and preparedness.

New tool: VPFO communications, engagement and change matrix

The VPFO communications, engagement and change matrix is a tool for assessing engagement goals, change readiness, influence, impact, and risk across high-level internal stakeholder groups of the VPFO.