Barbara Gordon steps into the role of Acting Director, Capital Planning & Strategic Project Development with Infrastructure Development

Barbara (Barb) Gordon is responsible for developing and coordinating multi-year capital plans for academic buildings and building system upgrades, as well as reporting on major and routine capital projects to the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training (AEST), UBC Administration, and the Board of Governors.

Prior to stepping into this role, Barb was the Manager, Capital Projects and worked closely with the former Director, Capital Planning & Strategic Development, Suzanne Poohkay who retired in September 2021. Barb will continue to manage the annual routine capital program, working with all departments within Facilities to identify and prioritize routine capital projects for cyclical maintenance and renewal of building systems, municipal infrastructure and utility systems.

Barb is a Registered Professional Architect (Architect AIBC), with 17 years of experience in private practice prior to joining UBC in 2002. Barb’s knowledge, background and experience in relationship and consensus building will serve her well in this new role.