Highlights

Last year, UBC Dentistry announced plans for a new simulation and digital dentistry laboratory that will be transformative for our DMD and DHDP student learning environment providing exposure to state-of-the-art emerging technologies to learn advancing dental clinical procedures. This June, UBC Supply Management & Infrastructure Development awarded the equipment contract for the simulation and digital dentistry laboratory to Planmeca through an open competitive process.

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Kyle joins UBC from RJC Engineers, where managed and coordinated structural design and construction of multiple projects of varying sizes and scopes. His diverse range of professional skills within project management and project design and construction, coupled with his unique insights into different project roles will be a definite asset to the Project Services team.

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Are you familiar with the Major Capital Projects Development Process?  The development process for major capital projects involves a number of steps, approvals and key stakeholders for projects between $2.5-5 million dollars and projects over $5 million dollars.

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The Arts Student Centre has officially opened its doors to the UBC community. The three-storey building located on East Mall and Walter Gage Road will be a common meeting ground for Arts students to interact across disciplines, with spaces to connect, collaborate on projects, and host events.

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UBC is expanding its presence south of the Fraser River with the $70-million purchase of a property in Surrey. The acquisition of the Surrey site supports the achievement of a key commitment in UBC’s strategic plan to work with partners on the development of the university’s regional presence, as well as providing an exciting opportunity to improve access to post-secondary education in the Fraser region.

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Infrastructure Development is pleased to welcome the Asset Replacement & Improvements (ARI) — Transition Team and Construction Office to Infrastructure Development. This alignment will better integrate our teams to provide robust and timely project delivery, documentation and asset inputs that are critical to decision-making for Facilities, and provide improved customer service and greater clarity for the campus community.

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Bert joined UBC in 2001 with a sheet metal trades certification. He has spent 20 years in Building Operations’ Sheet Metal Shop where he developed extensive experience and knowledge in the construction of mechanical systems, building maintenance, HVAC systems renewal, and managed all metal related work on campus.

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When it comes to teaching, learning, and research, an optimal physical environment is crucial for creating an experience that is engaging, immersive and collaborative. What does the shift away from learning in the physical space mean for the teams that manage UBC’s learning spaces, and how are they preparing for a return to campus this fall?

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