Congratulations to these SHCS staff on retiring, and thank you to each of them for their dedication to UBC throughout their careers.

Arj Jordan

Rich McGrath

Facilities and Building Services

Rich’s last day at UBC will be October 31, 2022.
Congratulations, Rich, on your 40 remarkable years at UBC!

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“After 40 years at UBC, Rich McGrath has made the tough decision to retire. Rich joined SHCS as our Mechanical Subhead for Trades in 2012, after working for 30 years as a Steamfitter in Building Operations.

In his 10 years with SHCS, Rich was a leader, a mentor, and an inspiration to the team. Never one to say no, he was always eager and available to lend a hand – to any trade – in order to help out or to get the job done. And he was constantly on the go.

“As much as he loved his job, his love for fishing and spending time with his family was a top priority; now, in his retirement, he can enjoy these and more. Rich will very much be missed within SHCS, and as sad as we are to see him go, we wish him absolutely the best in retirement.”

— Andrew Powter, Associate Director, Facilities

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Romulo (JR) Garcia

Facilities and Building Services

Romulo’s last day at UBC will be October 31, 2022.
Congratulations, Romulo, on your 14 amazing years at UBC!

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“We want to thank Romulo for his time in Building Services. He was a friendly face for residents and staff alike. We also want to thank him for his many years of services as part of the safety team. We wish him lots of bike rides in his retirement and time with his grandchildren.”

— Johanna Webber, Associate Director, Building Services