Facilities update

Facilities Update

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


July 6, 2021

UBC COVID-19 Safety Framework for Facilities

With the recent announcement of Public Health moving to Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, UBC has aligned our safety planning process with the BC Restart Plan.

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June 21, 2021

In memory of Bivenly Cayad-An

It is with great sadness that we share with you of the passing of Bevenly Cayad-An. Bevenly was a valued member of our Custodial Services Team for over 5 years, who was currently working as a part-time custodian assigned to the Scarfe Building.

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June 17, 2021

Asset Replacement & Improvements joining Infrastructure Development

The Asset Replacement & Improvement (AR&I) division, including the Transition Team and Construction Office, has started the process of joining with Infrastructure Development to form a new, unified, project delivery team for the Facilities Group.

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May 31, 2021

In memory of David Meek

It is with a profound sense of sadness and loss that we share the news of the sudden passing of David Meek over the weekend. Dave was a well-known and well-liked Project Coordinator with Building Operations and Infrastructure Development. He joined UBC in August 1999 as a Red Seal Carpenter with a background in high-rise construction.

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May 3, 2021

In memory of Alexandra Psiharis

It is with deep sadness that we are announcing the unexpected passing of Alexandra Psiharis. Alexandra was a valued member of the Building Operations team for over 30 years. She started on September 21, 1990 in Custodial Services and moved to the Service Centre in 2006.

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