Our People

September 24, 2020
Jay Hiscox appointed Director, Project Services with Infrastructure Development
Jay has been part of the Infrastructure Development family since joining UBC in November 2016. He joined Project Services as Senior Project Manager, and was later promoted to Senior Manager and then Associate Director. 

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Sandy Zarka promoted to Manager, VPFO Administration
Effective September 24, 2020, Sandy Zarka has been promoted to Manager, VPFO Administration. Reporting to Peter Smailes, and continuing to serve as his executive assistant, Sandy will lead the VPFO’s administrative functions.

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August 18, 2020
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.

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August 17, 2020
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.

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August 4, 2020
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.

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