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Peter Smailes

Vice President, Administration
Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Peter Smailes is the vice-president, Administration at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He is responsible for information and education technology, campus and community planning, facilities, daily operations of KPU’s five campuses and ancillary services.

Previously, Peter was the vice-president, Finance and Operations at The University of British Columbia for almost four years with responsibilities for leading finance, treasury and risk management services across UBC Vancouver and Okanagan campuses as well as facilities on the Vancouver campus. His portfolio was also responsible for overseeing the university’s relationship with UBC Investment Management Trust which manages the university’s endowment, staff pension plan, and UBC Properties Trust which develops and manages real estate assets for the benefit of the university.