About Us

Informed by a complete understanding of the infrastructure, social, economic, political and physical environments on UBC’s Okanagan campus, the Project Services Team guides clients and suppliers in the development of environments, facilities and resources that support work, research and educational excellence.

If you have a facilities-related request that requires action, please enter a work request before contacting a team member. See Getting Started.


Project sites are open for contractors and consultants. Phone or videoconference meetings are encouraged. Staff will be dispatched back to campus on a case by case basis. Our estimated travel/arrival time is 10 to 20 mins.
Name Title Current Working Location Telephone / Email
Cathy King  General Inquiries Project & Admin Support Working Remotely 250 807-8561 (leave a message for a call back)
Justin Allaire Sr. Project Manager Working Remotely 250 807-9325 (linked to mobile phone)
Chris Klassen Project Manager Working Remotely 250 807-9371  (linked to mobile phone)
Ulla Vicktor Project Manager Working Remotely 250 807-8159  (leave a message for a call back)

Meet the Team


Justin Allaire leads Okanagan’s Project Services Office (PSO). The PSO oversees the administration and management of capital projects (up to $5M ea); providing onsite project management services for planning, design and construction/renovation. He concurrently manages a continuous stream of campus projects, employing a pragmatic and hands-on approach. Justin’s attention to detail and strong communication skills contribute to consistent stakeholder satisfaction. Justin holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lakehead University in addition to a Diploma of Mechanical Engineering Technology and Design from Centennial College. Prior to joining UBCO he consulted as a Mechanical Engineer, developing mechanical systems for buildings in many sectors throughout British Columbia and beyond.

Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Justin and his wife relocated to Kelowna in 2006. They now enjoy the active Okanagan lifestyle with their young family.


Chris Klassen assists in the design and delivery of new work and renovation projects at UBC Okanagan. As a LEED® Accredited Professional and member of the Canadian Green Building Council, Chris is committed to promoting energy efficiency and green building practices on campus. Chris is a graduate from the Okanagan University College with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He is also registered in the Province of British Columbia as a Mechanical Applied Science Technologist. After more than thirteen years of consulting in the buildings engineering sector, he joined the UBCO Project Services team in the spring of 2018.

Born and raised in Kelowna, Chris and his family enjoy the exciting outdoor lifestyle that the Okanagan has to offer.


Ulla Vicktor – Profile information to come!

Cathy King has over 30 years of experience on UBC’s Okanagan campus, originally working in Business Services; Security and Parking, Facilities Management and most recently with the Project Services team. One of the first employees on campus, Cathy was on the original team during the first and second phases of the campus build-out. Her knowledge of the campus brings value to her administrative and project work. Cathy was successful in the implementation of several campus initiatives including the student meal plan and ID card projects, and recent campus renovation projects. Having completed her Certificate in Project Management, Cathy is currently working toward her CAPM (Certified Associate Project Manager) designation.

Cathy enjoys a good game of tennis and time with family and grandchildren.