Facilities Services is a service department reporting to the Vice President Finance and Administration, Dr. P. Hibbitts. The senior administrative manager of the department is the Chief Facilities Officer, Larry Waddell. There are three units, Development, Operations and Administration with varying responsibilities on three campuses.
Collectively these units are responsible for the stewardship of Simon Fraser University’s lands and buildings. Our responsibilities include campus planning, real estate and property management, development of new buildings, maintenance, operation and renovation of buildings, grounds and utility systems, space and system inventory record keeping, and support for sustainability initiatives across the three campuses.
We also provide maintenance and operational services on a fee or cost recovery basis to student residences, food services and a variety of auxiliary units. In all, we provide the above services for more than 432,000 square meters of campus, 156.8 hectares of land, serving approximately 32,700 students.
(To watch a short video of Facilities Services: Past Present Future
, produced by Marcos Olindan for SFU Burnaby Open House 2012 (2:22 min))
Who are we?
Facilities Services is a diverse and dynamic group of professionals who pride themselves on being dedicated to the provision of support services necessary to promote excellence in the teaching, research and public service activities at Simon Fraser University.
Our 150 staff members plus 140 external contract employees, are our most valuable asset. Our credentials vary widely; we are comprised of skilled technicians and trades persons, custodians, groundskeepers, mechanics, electricians and carpenters, operating engineers, maintenance professionals, clerical assistants, engineers, architects, technologists, managers, administrators and more. We seek creative and innovative solutions to meet our customers' needs. We strive to provide reliable and timely service at competitive costs and continually aim for high levels of service. We pride ourselves in our ability to support the facility and operations needs of this world class institution.