Strategy 2 – Inspiring Spaces

UBC student team aims to build a net-zero student space on campus

UBC student team aims to build a net-zero student space on campus

UBC’s award-winning Third Quadrant Design – a team of more than 60 students in engineering, architecture, business, and arts – is about to start construction of a new student space on campus that redefines sustainable design. The 247-square-metre building, officially known as the Third Space Commons, will serve as a collaborative working space and living […]

UBC Okanagan expanding to downtown Kelowna

UBC Okanagan expanding to downtown Kelowna

After living on the outskirts of the city for more than 16 years, UBC Okanagan plans to open its doors in a new location immersed in the heart of the city. With nine faculties and schools, close to 12,000 students and 700 faculty members, UBC Okanagan has established itself as an innovative hub for research […]

UBC Okanagan student residence receives Passive House certification

UBC Okanagan student residence receives Passive House certification

While climate change is seeing global temperatures trending up, UBC’s Okanagan campus is committed to trending greenhouse gas emissions down and its newest and most efficient student residence building is playing no small part in those ambitious plans. In May 2022, UBCO’s Skeena Residence officially received Passive House certification—a stringent set of efficient design and […]

UBC Library opens new Conservation Space in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

UBC Library opens new Conservation Space in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

A specialized Conservation Space designed to facilitate the conservation, preservation, and treatment of the library’s physical materials has recently been opened at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The creation of this space will enable UBC’s Preservation Unit to work with greater efficiency and tackle more demanding and challenging responsibilities. The Conservation Space, which opened […]

Art in the Streets of Downtown Kelowna

Art in the Streets of Downtown Kelowna

For a number of UBC Okanagan Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) students, the empty building faces of downtown Kelowna are fast becoming a welcoming canvas outside of the classroom. As part of the BFA program, instructors David Doody and his partner Jorden Doody supervised the creation of two downtown murals, both located on St. Paul […]

People and Place: The beating heart of UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences

People and Place: The beating heart of UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences

The UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences building on UBC’s Vancouver campus, located at the intersection of Wesbrook Mall and Agronomy Road, is a 246,000square-foot architectural landmark. Opened in 2012, the building is home to an ever-expanding Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and transformational hub of learning, research, and innovation. The construction of the building was made possible by […]

UBC to establish new downtown Kelowna presence

UBC to establish new downtown Kelowna presence

UBC and the City of Kelowna have announced plans for a significant new university presence in downtown Kelowna, featuring a mixed-use development comprising community-facing academic and administrative space, and university rental housing. UBC has long had an off-campus presence in Kelowna, through the Kelowna General Hospital Clinical Academic Campus, the Okanagan Innovation Centre, the Rotary Centre for the […]

UBC public art for the 21st century

UBC public art for the 21st century

UBC’s outdoor spaces have been reinvigorated by a program bringing public art to the campus. Together, these artworks express a wonderful variety of stories and attitudes about the history of UBC and Vancouver, as part of an ever-evolving narrative about art, space and place, and our own sense of self. Visit the Campus + Community […]

A new home for life science students at UBC

A new home for life science students at UBC

Students can now study for careers in the life sciences in renovated and expanded Undergraduate Life Sciences Teaching Laboratories at UBC Vancouver. The $91-million project increases capacity and provides life sciences students with opportunities to learn in teaching laboratories, modern classrooms, and study areas designed to encourage collaboration and hands-on learning. It replaces some building […]

The Commons is the new inspiring space at UBC Okanagan

New UBCO Commons fosters collaboration and innovation

The UBC Okanagan community has gained a new modern space: UBCO Commons. Opened in January, the multipurpose facility offers students a high-tech 400-seat classroom, informal collaborative learning study areas, a digital technology centre and a graduate student commons. It also includes a visualization lab to facilitate high-resolution data modelling in research fields. Described as a […]