About us

Facilities Management is a diverse and dynamic group of professionals. We're dedicated to the provision of support services necessary to promote excellence in the teaching, research and community service activities at the University of Victoria.

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Grounds worker Lawrence Glover.

The department has over 300 people with a wide range of qualifications including:

  • skilled technicians
  • trades persons
  • custodians
  • groundskeepers
  • mechanics
  • electricians and carpenters
  • operating engineers
  • maintenance professionals
  • clerical assistants
  • engineers
  • architects
  • technologists
  • managers and administrators

Reporting structure

Facilities Management reports to the Vice President, Finance and Operations and is led by the Executive Director of Facilities Management. The units—Finance and Administration, Operations, Capital Projects and Customer Service and Program Integration—report directly the Executive Director. For a full overview of the department, please see the Facilities Management organization chart (PDF).


All units are responsible for the stewardship of the university's lands and buildings. Responsibilities include:

  • development of new buildings
  • maintenance, operation and renovation of buildings, grounds and utility systems
  • support for accessibility initiatives
  • space inventory record keeping
  • support for sustainability initiatives across campus

We provide these services for 397,061 square meters of campus, 162 hectares of land, serving approximately 19,000 students.

As stewards of the campus, we foster and enrich an inviting and functional environment that welcomes and supports all who come here.

Our core values:

  • Openness and collaboration
  • Pride, integrity, honesty and respect
  • Service excellence
  • Innovation and adaptability
  • Healthy, positive and sustainable environment