Winter is here, and along with it come earlier sunsets. You have options when it comes to travelling across campus after dark:
Safewalk is a free service provided by the AMS and is dedicated to your safety on campus. Safewalk will send a co-ed pair of walkers to accompany you to any location on campus. Safewalk works closely with Campus Security and the RCMP.
For a walk:
Call 604-822-5355 any time between 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
In spite of the cooling weather, an ongoing lack of rain means that Stage 3 water restrictions are still in effect in the GVRD. Since UBC changed its water use practices on July 21, water consumption on the campus is down 40% compared with last year:
Tweet courtesy of David Woodson, Managing Director of Energy and Water.
If you spot any:
Opportunities for Building Operations to help you design your plumbing system to use less water in your research
Leaky faucets, shower-heads, or toilets
Dangerous fire risks like piled brush or improperly-stored flammables
Please contact the Building Operations Service Centre at 604.822.2173.
Earlier this month, a discarded cigarette caused a shrub fire on campus, which highlights how little it takes for a fire to start in these extremely dry conditions. With an extreme fire rating in place, smokers should carefully dispose of butts and ashes in non-flammable locations.
Due to unseasonably dry and hot weather, Metro Vancouver has issued stage 2 water restrictions and an extreme fire rating for Pacific Spirit Regional Park and the lower mainland. Starting this week at UBC, lawns will only be watered once a week, all power washing and window washing will be discontinued, and campus water features will be taken off the potable water feed and drained where necessary. Drained water will be used for irrigation whenever possible.
An extreme fire rating means that no burn permits will be issues and that campfires and briquette barbecues are prohibited. Please be aware of spark and fire sources – smokers should carefully dispose of butts and ashes in non-flammable locations.