Facilities Update

Facilities Update

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


January 10, 2022

Focusing our resources at the frontline

Our new Facilities organizational structure will enable us to work better together as an integrated Facilities team, and allow for more efficient planning, decision-making and communications. It will also reduce management costs to help address budget constraints and free resources for operational positions where workload and demands are high. 

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November 30, 2021

In memory of Maurizzio (Mo) Infanti

It is with great sadness and sense of loss that we inform you of the passing of Maurizzio (Mo) Infanti. Mo was a valued member of Building Operations’ Electrical team for over 23 years.

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October 29, 2021

Siu Tse will be Acting Managing Director, Energy & Water Services

Today is David Woodson's last day at UBC as Managing Director, Energy & Water Services after 23½ years of outstanding service and many great memories. I am pleased to announce that Siu Tse will be Acting Managing Director, Energy & Water Services while we recruit for the permanent replacement for the position. Siu has done excellent work in his role as Director, Engineering & Utilities and I am very pleased that he has agreed to step into this acting role. 

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October 14, 2021

Infrastructure Development welcomes Asset Replacement & Improvements

Infrastructure Development is pleased to welcome the Asset Replacement & Improvements (ARI) — Transition Team and Construction Office to Infrastructure Development. This alignment will better integrate our teams to provide robust and timely project delivery, documentation and asset inputs that are critical to decision-making for Facilities, and provide improved customer service and greater clarity for the campus community.

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October 6, 2021

New Project Coordinator and Project Supervisors begin their roles in Asset Replacement & Improvements

As many of you are aware, Asset Replacement & Improvements (ARI) is in the process of implementing a new approach to the Construction Office, a significant part of the process of joining with Infrastructure Development to form a new, unified, project delivery team for the Facilities Group. This new approach includes a phased transfer of […]

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