John Metras is Associate Vice-President, Facilities at the University of British Columbia. John and his team are responsible for the planning, development and operation of institutional facilities and utilities infrastructure at UBC, collaborating with campus stakeholders to provide great spaces for learning, research and campus life. John has over 20 years of experience in facilities development and operations including his previous positions as Managing Director, Infrastructure Development and Director, Plant Operations at UBC. He has played an integral role in helping UBC evolve into a global leader in sustainability, working on a wide range of initiatives including the Campus as a Living Lab program, the 20-Year Sustainability Strategy, LEED Platinum and 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 and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.