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Facilities Maintenance Operations

Terry & Aktar

Terry, Power Engineer (left) & Aktar, Interim Supervisor (right)
Facilities, Maintenance & Operations
UBC Hospital

Terry shares:

“We both started our jobs in the Maintenance Department in 1983 and we’ve been best friends for over 30 years now. I was best man at Aktar’s wedding. One of my jobs each year is to put up the Christmas lights and I love that. I try to make it look like Vegas! I’m always joking around with people because you’ve got to have a good sense of humour at work. I could have retired already, but I love it here. I intend to see Aktar become a grandfather!”

Aktar shares:

“I started as a labourer. Working here allowed me to continue my education, get my certifications and work my way up. At one point I needed to go to school during the day and I was working afternoons. Terry was working nights and when he heard what I needed to do he traded me shifts so I could go to school in the day and work at night. That’s the kind of guy he is. I think the secret to a long and satisfying career is to be happy with what you’re doing. Come to work with a smile no matter what and maintain a good work ethic.”

Terry and Aktar have worked in VCH facilities since 1983. See our career opportunities in trades and maintenance.

One thought on “Terry & Aktar”

    Sharon says:

    The UBCH Maintenance Department is a very unique place to work. Terry and Aktar have helped to make the days very enjoyable and interesting. Thank you both very much. I appreciate all your helpfulness and humour over the past many years.

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