John Metras

Associate Vice-President, Facilities

John leads the strategic direction of facilities on the UBC Vancouver campus.  The Facilities Groups’ seven departments manage the planning, development, operations and maintenance of facilities and utilities on the Vancouver campus.

John has over 20 years of experience in facilities development and operations including his previous roles as Managing Director, Infrastructure Development and Director of UBC Plant Operations (now Building Operations).

UBC Lean Six Sigma Certified White Belt Certification badgeJohn has played an integral role in helping UBC evolve into a global leader in sustainability. He has worked on a wide range of initiatives including the Campus as a Living Lab program, the 20-Year Sustainability Strategy, LEED Platinum and LEED Gold certified building projects, and the development of the Brock Commons Tall Wood student residence.

John has a Bachelor of Engineering Science from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia, and is a registered Professional Engineer.