Peter Smailes


Peter is responsible for managing University-wide activities relating to capital financing and corporate borrowing, cash management, tax, Faculty Housing Assistance financing, and business contracts and leases.

Peter has been UBC’s Treasurer for nine years. He was previously the Associate Treasurer, Finance. Before rejoining the University in 2001, Peter was a treasury consultant working with various universities, hospitals and not-for-profit clients.

Peter is the Assistant Secretary Treasurer to the UBC Properties Trust Board, a Board member and Chair of the Finance Committee for BCNET, A Great Northern Way Campus Trust Director, a UBC Staff Pension Plan Director and the Co-chair of the post-secondary Administrative Services Delivery Transformation Initiative. He is also a member of the Boundary Bay Airport Advisory Committee.

Peter has a BA in Economics from Carleton University and is a CPA, CMA.