Facilities Update

Facilities Update

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


December 20, 2022

Happy holidays from John 

It’s been another unique year at UBC as we have transitioned back to more normal operations after the pandemic, yet have undergone some significant changes. I’m proud of everyone’s efforts to build a cohesive Facilities team within the VP Finance & Operations portfolio. 

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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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December 15, 2021

2021 Staff excellence award winners

This year, we have expanded the recognition program to recognize all of our team members in UBC Facilities for their hard work and dedication to service excellence. Congratulations to all the recipients!

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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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