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New UBCO Commons fosters collaboration and innovation

People and Places | Strategy 2: Inspiring Spaces
Theme: Innovation
The Commons is the new inspiring space at UBC Okanagan
The Commons is the new inspiring space at UBC Okanagan

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 “transformative building for UBC Okanagan” by Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard, the opening of the Commons directly supports the advancement of Strategy 2 (Inspiring Spaces) of UBC’s strategic plan. It reflects the university’s efforts to create welcoming physical and virtual spaces to advance collaboration, innovation and community engagement.

To learn more, check out UBC Okanagan News’ story about the opening of the Commons.

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