Facilities News


MOA: Great Hall renewal project is proceeding

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA): Great Hall Renewal project is proceeding, and the dismantling of the outer walls of MOA’s Great Hall is starting this week. This work will continue into the Spring 2022, with construction of the new structure and skylight installations starting in the Summer 2022. The project is anticipated to be completed in the Fall 2023.

David Rowswell joins Facilities Information and Inventory Systems as Programmer Analyst in Infrastructure Development

David has worked in multiple roles at UBC. He is joining us on secondment from ITSC (Service Center) where he worked as part of our IT support team. After graduating from UBC with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science in 2017, he also worked in the Department of Botany.  

Facilities Annual Injury Statistical Review 2021

UBC Facilities aims to provide a safe, healthy, and secure environment to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of all of us as we work to support the university. In order to gain some insight into our health and safety efforts over the past year and identify areas for improvement, here is a general overview of the preliminary Facilities incident/accident statistics for 2021. 

UBC Gateway project received the 2021 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence

The design intends to express commonalities between Musqueam values, culture, and learning and the UBC Gateway environmental and wellness goals. This project is nearing the end of the design process and should start construction in spring, targeting Board 3 approval in March.

Florante Navarro promoted to Sub-Head, Stores in Municipals Services

Florante brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help him transition into his new role as a Sub-Head and contribute to the team in a leadership capacity. He has worked with the Stores team for the past 3 years as an Operator. Prior to working with Stores, Florante spent 19 years working with Custodial Services with the last 7 years as a Custodial Storekeeper.