Karamjeet Heer

Interim Vice-President, Finance

Karamjeet oversees ComptrollerFinancial Operations, and Treasury as well as overall responsibility for financial matters.

Karamjeet leads the university’s Budget and Financial Reporting Departments, which deliver budget oversight and financial reporting to the campus community, UBC’s Board of Governors, external stakeholders, and the general public. She also oversees the delivery of finance support to all academic and administrative units across the Vancouver campus, as well as the Finance function at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

UBC Lean Six Sigma Certified White Belt Certification badgeKaramjeet’s service-centric philosophy and strong commitment to relationship-building enable her to engage stakeholders in close partnership. This approach supports the delivery of high-quality services and exceptional results that enhance business processes and controls, and develop meaningful financial reporting.

Karamjeet is an experienced senior financial leader with a progressive career in both public practice and the public sector. She previously served as the Executive Director, Finance, at Providence Health Care, and  her work is informed by deep expertise gained over 18 years working across various industries, including healthcare, transportation, and retail.


Updates from Karamjeet

August 5, 2022
VPFO teams coming together to support the UBC community under heat warning

Last week a heat warning was issued for Metro Vancouver and the cooling systems in several buildings on the UBC Vancouver Point Grey campus simply could not handle these extreme conditions. Huge kudos to our VPFO teams' teamwork and dedication in ensuring the university community's safety as high temperatures soared across BC. 

June 1, 2022
Continuing as one VPFO under Karamjeet Heer and John Metras’ leadership  

Starting June 1, Karamjeet Heer will begin serving as the Interim Vice-President, Finance, and John Metras will become the Interim Vice-President, Operations following the departure of Peter Smailes, former Vice-President, Finance and Operations.

May 26, 2022
May 26 VPFO Town Hall Presentation and Slides

In this VPFO town hall, we reviewed the leadership transition plan, looked back on our accomplishments, and learned about our strategic plan together as one portfolio. The town hall recording and presentation slides are now available.

May 24, 2022
Preparing for transition in the VPFO

The hand off starts now. Starting on June 1, Karamjeet Heer will be serving as the Interim Vice-President, Finance, and John Metras will be the Interim Vice-President, Operations.