Facilities News

Construction update: September project list available

Infrastructure Development and UBC Properties Trust's September 2020 project list is now available.

Working in your building

The Facilities team recognize that various units in our team, by nature of their work, are required to enter different UBC buildings to carry out their task. As such, a safe work procedure to outline the measures that our workers will be following has been developed by Safety & Risk Services.

Erin Kastner, a sustainability champion for twenty years

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Sustainability Coordinator program, Campus & Community Planning spoke to Erin Kastner, Geospatial Information Manager with Energy & Water Services on her role and commitment in the creation of the Workplace Sustainability Fund, her participation in creating Sustainability Coordinators Program content, as well as piloting for a Certification and a Sustainability “Tri-Mentoring” program.

Philip Beck promoted as new Head in Soft Landscape, Municipal Services with Building Operations

Philip Beck is the successful candidate for the new Soft Landscape head position that was introduced to support Chris Longford, head of the Soft Landscape team. Chris and Phil will work closely together to manage a growing team of over 35 people on the Soft Landscape team.

Kayna Merchant joins UBC as Facilities Architectural Manager with Building Operations

Kayna is joining the Transition Team as Facilities Architectural Manager, reporting to Nikii Hoglund, Director of Asset Replacement and Improvements. In this new role, Kayna will be working closely with the Architectural Trades Team to gain a fulsome understanding of architectural maintenance considerations to provide a better balance of the diverse needs of multiple stakeholders within UBC.