News from RMS

Summer fire risk on the increase

The fire danger rating in areas surrounding both UBC campuses has been raised to high, or even extreme in certain areas of the Okanagan Valley. We would like to remind everyone to be extra vigilant with any flammable materials or hot machinery that you might be using.

Emergency Management’s Exercise Choke Point set for June 19

Risk Management Services is preparing the Vancouver campus to respond to a new emergency scenario in Exercise Choke Point, a scenario involving a hypothetical motor vehicle accident and a possible Ammonia leak.

Jennifer Kain appointed as Chief Audit & Risk Officer

This newly-created role is the result of a recommendation put forward by the Internal Audit and Risk Management review performed in 2017. It reports directly to the President and Vice-Chancellor and the Audit Committee Chair of the Board of Governors.

A sea of pink in Building Operations for Anti-Bullying and a Respectful Workplace

Building Operations is one of the few departments that touch every part of the university every day. Often the blue personal protective equipment can fade into the background colour of a busy campus. However, on February 28th, you can expect to see a slight change in the way we look as over 700 staff take part in Pink Shirt Day against bullying.

Emergency Management @UBC: New Snow Annex to the Emergency Response Plan

Over the past year, Risk Management Services and Building Operations conducted a cross-campus review leading to a new snow annex to the Campus Emergency Response plan.