John Metras appointed Associate Vice-President, Facilities

In this new role John will report to Peter Smailes, Vice-President, Finance & Operations, and lead the Infrastructure Development, Building Operations, and Energy & Water Services units as a unified team, providing integrated facilities services for the Vancouver campus.  He and his team will also continue support infrastructure development activities at the Okanagan campus.

John has worked for almost 20 years in facilities development and operations at UBC. He is known for his collaborative approach and ability to translate innovative ideas into reality. In his previous role as Managing Director, Infrastructure Development, John helped to deliver $1.6B in major building projects on both UBC campuses, including award-winning teaching and research facilities, mixed-use student housing developments, athletics & recreation facilities, and utility systems. He looks forward to continuing to work with UBC students, faculty and staff to provide outstanding, sustainable environments for learning, research and campus life.

John is a registered Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Engineering Science from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from UBC.