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.
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.
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.
With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in BC, including increasing cases involving more easily transmitted COVID-19 variants, it is more important than ever for each and every one of us to follow required safety protocols when working on campus.
As we head into the new financial year, I want to take a moment to thank everyone for their continued hard work and dedication. I recognize the new systems have been challenging and I am proud of the resilience and continued collaborative efforts of the Facilities team.