Building Operations Leadership Team

We’re passionate about our campus. The Building Operations Leadership Team (BOLT) work together to set the strategy and lead the teams managing the operations and maintenance of the physical assets of UBC’s Point Grey campus.

John Metras

Associate Vice-President, Facilities

John leads the strategic direction of facilities on the UBC Vancouver campus. The facilities portfolio contains, Building Operations, Energy & Water Services, and Infrastructure Development.

Francis Lepage

Director, Custodial Services

Francis leads UBC’s Custodial Services business operations and ensures campus-wide cleaning standards are met or exceeded and works with his teams to drive innovation such as improved equipment ergonomics.

Jenniffer Scheel

Jenniffer Sheel

Director, Municipal Services

Jenniffer’s business units are responsible for the health and well-being of UBC’s streets, fleet and public realm with a focus on providing a clean, accessible and enjoyable space for people to move, linger and connect to nature, and the campus community itself. Her team includes the Streets and Operations Support Group, Waste Management, Fleet and Garage, Soft Landscape, and Stores. Municipal Services also provides moving services, event support, and extreme weather response.

Nikii Hoglund

Director, Asset Replacement & Improvements

Nikii’s team is responsible for handover (from construction to operations and maintenance) of new and renovated buildings on UBC Vancouver campus. Her team undertakes projects for upgrading existing spaces within UBC buildings and ensures they are audited, assessed, renewed and rebuilt to provide long-term value for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Nikii’s team includes the Transition, Construction Office and Building Condition.</td>

Denise Pearce

Denise Pearce

Director, Trades

Denise’s team is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all core campus buildings of the UBC Vancouver campus to ensure that spaces perform properly to enable excellence in research, teaching and learning. This includes all Electrical, Mechanical and Architectural systems in over 225 buildings of varying complexity and valued at $4.8B.