Facilities update

Facilities Update

John Metras, AVP Facilities at UBC, shares his vision, our accomplishments, and our next steps together


October 14, 2021

Infrastructure Development welcomes Asset Replacement & Improvements

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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October 6, 2021

New Project Coordinator and Project Supervisors begin their roles in Asset Replacement & Improvements

As many of you are aware, Asset Replacement & Improvements (ARI) is in the process of implementing a new approach to the Construction Office, a significant part of the process of joining with Infrastructure Development to form a new, unified, project delivery team for the Facilities Group. This new approach includes a phased transfer of […]

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September 29, 2021

Building our Senior Leadership team for our next challenges

Over the past 8 months or so, the Facilities senior leadership team has been working hard to prepare our team for the future. We have made key organizational changes and improvements as well as drafting what I’m calling our Leadership Playbook . Over the next while, you’ll see postings for two of the roles — Managing Director, Building Operations and Managing Director, Energy & Water Services — we’ll all look to in helping us work together more closely and effectively.

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September 28, 2021

In memory of Joan Shain

It is with great sadness and sense of loss that we inform you of the passing of Joan Shain. Joan was a valued member of the Custodial Services team for over 12 years since July 2009.

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August 27, 2021

A farewell to Dave Woodson

As many of you are probably aware by now, David Woodson, Managing Director, Energy & Water Services announced that he will be leaving UBC at the end of October. Dave will be taking on the position of Executive Director, Campus Energy, Utilities & Operations at the University of Washington (UW).

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