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University of Calgary Facilities: About


Message from Bart Becker, Vice-President, Facilities

The University of Calgary is a global intellectual hub located in Canada's most enterprising city. In this spirited, high-quality learning environment, students will thrive in programs made rich by research, hands-on experiences and entrepreneurial thinking. By 2022, we will be recognized as one of Canada's top five research universities, fully engaging the communities we both serve and lead. Facilities shares an important role in the university’s ambitious Eyes High strategic vision. 

Our staff of more than 400 professionals offer diverse services to create a campus environment that both supports and energizes teaching, research and community to positively impact learning and discovery. 

Vision: Supporting the university’s Eyes High vision through the valuable services and resources we provide.
Mission: Creating a campus environment that supports and energizes research, learning and community.

  • Building a team that embraces collaboration and excellence
  • Responding proactively to the needs of the university community
  • Delivering best-in-class professional and technical services
  • Enabling leadership that is trusted and effective
  • Supporting innovation and managing its risk
  • Ensuring all aspects of facility operations are safe and sustainable
  • Communicating openly, transparently and honestly
  • Demonstrating respect and accountability throughout the portfolio
  • Investing in each other to promote a “One University” family

Strategic documents

Our team shares a commitment to, and responsibility for, serving the university community in the following areas:

Facilities Development  

Boris Dragicevic, Associate Vice-President

Facilities Development coordinates the execution of the university's Capital Program, comprising over $700 million of projects in the construction phase and more than $300 million in various stages of planning.

  •   Architecture  
  •   Engineering  
  •   Project Management  
  •   Real Estate  
  •   Records

Facilities Management

Steven Gasser, Associate Vice-President

Facilities Management is responsible for all activities associated with the routine, day-to-day use, support and maintenance of buildings or physical assets, including custodial services, pest control, snow removal, grounds care and trash-recycle removal.

  •   Operations and Maintenance  
  •   Caretaking  
  •   Grounds  
  •   Energy and Utilities  
  •   Fleet Management


Joanne Perdue, Chief Sustainability Officer

The University of Calgary aims to become a Canadian post-secondary leader in sustainability, in our academic and engagement programs, administrative and operational practices, and through supporting our community and industry in their aims for leadership in sustainability. 

  •   Reporting  
  •   Operations  
  •   Engagement  
  •   Academic

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