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Andrew Sharman

Vice President (Facilities and Operations) University of Alberta


Facilities and Operations provides services to all five of the University of Alberta campuses (487 buildings comprising approximately 20 million square feet of space) as well as the extensive research and other land holdings in excess of 76,000 acres. It is a diverse portfolio, covering everything from the maintenance and operation of the university’s buildings and grounds, Protective Services, to capital construction and renovations; a full service utility operating one of the largest district energy systems in North America, energy management and sustainable operations (carbon, water, waste and food); as well as master planning and project management. The group provides direction and leadership on a variety of areas including long-range campus planning; buildings and grounds maintenance; utilities; energy management and sustainability programs; multi-campus student residences (over 5,000 beds), conference, parking, Campus and Community Recreation, the University of Alberta Botanic Gardens, Bookstore, Technical Training centre, Glen Sather sports medicine clinic, university pharmacy, retail and residence food operations, real estate and commercial property management; and the ONEcard program. The area also has in-house engineering and architectural teams, both of which are licensed to practice in Alberta. Additionally, the management and coordination of the University’s response to a major emergency, including the institutions Integrated Emergency Master Plan and the Crisis Management Team rest with the portfolio.

Andrew currently serves on the Edmonton Construction Association Board of Directors, and the First in the Field Board of Directors. He has served on the organizing committee for the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life (Edmonton), and acted as treasurer for both the Elizabeth Finch School Parents Association and the Baturyn School Parents Association.

Andrew brings a deep and broad experience from the public sector, working with Alberta Health Services and the former Capital Health in a number of senior leadership roles. In 2013, he was appointed Deputy Secretary to Cabinet and Deputy Clerk of Executive Council working for three successive Premiers. His final role in the Government of Alberta was serving as Assistant Deputy Minister of the Health and Government Facilities Division with Alberta Infrastructure.

Prior to relocating to Canada in 2006, Andrew received a Master of Science degree in Defence Logistics Management, graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and spent 22 years in the British army. Andrew is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport.