VIU Nanaimo Campus Looking West

About Us

Facilities Services is responsible for the operations / maintenance of all VIU campuses and facilities. Specific areas of responsibility and managers responsible are outlined below:

Director Facilities Services - Burke Gulbranson (

The Director, Facilities Services is responsible to oversee the operations and maintenance of all VIU campuses and facilities.

Buildings and Grounds - Manager, Rob Bauer (

  • Buildings, Grounds Systems Management/Maintenance
  • Furniture and Equipment
  • Material Handling
  • Recycling and Waste

Security Manager - Mark Egan (

  • Security and Access Control

Business Services Manager - vacant

  • Electrical and Mechanical Systems
  • Janitorial
  • Mail
  • Shipping/Receiving
  • Utilities Management

Facilities Services Org Chart

Open Facilities Services Organization Chart

Contact Information and Hours

Hours of Operation: 7:30am - 3:30pm Monday - Friday (closed statutory holidays)

Location: Building 120 - Nanaimo Campus

Facilities Operations: 250.740.6500 (Local 6500) or

Vision and Values


Supporting Vancouver Island University's Academic Plan, Facilities Services is a service oriented department focusing on the operational needs of the campus community, while maintaining buildings and grounds in a cost effective, safe, secure and sustainable manner.


Our vision is to be an empowered and motivated team providing our clients with unparalleled service aligned with our core values.

Core Values

Our core values / guideline principles are listed below.  The acronym: SPRITE.


At the forefront of everything we do. 


Achieving more together. 


Each individual is important.


Leading by example. 


Open and honest communication. 


Delivering our best.