UBC looks for community input on long-term campus options

UBC is reaching out to the community, asking for input on how the campus should grow and evolve over the next couple of decades.

An open house, where the public can examine and participate in the UBC Okanagan Campus Master Plan review, takes place Wednesday, January 28.

Over the past decade, a $400-million construction program added more than one million square feet of new student housing, academic buildings, and recreational facilities. That expansion enabled UBC to double its Okanagan population to more than 8,000 students, and in 2010 the university also doubled the Okanagan campus land area to more than 500 acres.

UBC is now updating the long-term development plan that will guide the next phase of life for the university’s 516-acre (209-hectare) Okanagan campus.

“We encourage people to come out on January 28 to view and comment on the refreshed plan, and share any new ideas about how our campus can better serve the needs of students, faculty, staff and the communities of our region,” says Anthony Haddad, Director of Campus Planning and Development.

The open house takes place in the Fipke Centre main level foyer and offers the community an opportunity to view and comment on the Campus Master Plan, which addresses development needs looking ahead to 2030.

More information about the UBC Okanagan Campus Master Plan review is available online at http://planning.ubc.ca/okanagan.

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