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

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John Banks

Residence Life & Administration

John’s last day at UBC was March 15, 2022.
Congratulations, John, on your 31 remarkable years at UBC!

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“John has a long history with the front desk team – having spent his entire 31 years with us! For many years John worked mainly overnight shifts, preferring the quiet of many a night in Acadia Park. Imagine the changes he has seen in our residences and students over all these years. An avid reader, you could always count on interesting conversations with John.

“We so appreciate your many years of service to this work of serving students, John. Wishing you all the best in your retirement and lots of time with your grandson!”

— Carol Young, Associate Director, Service Development and Operations

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Dan Myers

Facilities & Building Services

Dan’s last day at UBC was April 1, 2022.
Congratulations, Dan, on your 29 incredible years at UBC!

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“Everyone at SHCS Facilities and Building Services would like to wish Dan the very best in his retirement. Dan has been with UBC for almost 30 years. He joined SHCS in 2018 and has been our rock star glazier ever since – taking great pride in his work and always making sure it was done just right.

“Dan also had a knack for connecting with his colleagues, cracking a good joke, and bringing light into their day. It’s clear that he will be missed and we hope he enjoys the next chapter in his life!”

—Andrew Powter, Associate Director, Facilities

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Ellen Wu

Food Services

Ellen’s last day at UBC was July 1, 2022.
Congratulations, Ellen, on your 32 remarkable years at UBC!

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Janice Robinson

Residence Life and Administration

Janice’s last day at UBC was August 25, 2022.
Congratulations, Janice, on your 34 extraordinary years at UBC!

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“I have been honoured to know and work with Janice since she started at UBC (technically, I started two months after her!) – working at arm’s length for the first 21 years, but very closely for the past 13. To learn more about Janice’s incredible contributions to UBC and beyond throughout her career, please read our Farewell to Janice Robinson blog post.”

—Andrew Parr, Associate Vice-President, SHCS

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Delores Nickel

Food Services

Delores’s last day at UBC was August 31, 2022.
Congratulations, Delores, on your 31 outstanding years at UBC!

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“Delores came to Food Services in 2011 from the Deans office in Forestry. It didn’t take long before it felt like she had been part of the team for ages. She has worked in all three residence dining rooms, but considers Feast at Totem home.

“Delores recently saw her son off to graduate school out east. Although a big change for her family, they will continue to enjoy time together during the summers when he returns home, when their family spends time on the water, boating and exploring the coastal waters.

“Delores loves living in Vancouver, and in addition to summers boating, she enjoys walking and being on the beach – no matter the season. And when west coast weather keeps her inside, she uses her time to knit, crochet, and enjoy the challenge of a good jigsaw puzzle.”

— Rene Atkinson, Residence Dining Manager

Julie McIntyre

Food Services (The Point)

Julie’s last day at UBC was September 1, 2022.
Congratulations, Julie, on your 10 phenomenal years at UBC!