Facilities update

Facilities Update

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


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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April 13, 2021

COVID-19 safety

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. 

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April 7, 2021

Our operational priorities

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.

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