UBC Campus and Community September 2016 Newsletter
In this edition of the Campus + Community Planning newsletter we feature the upcoming UBC GamePlan consultation on campus athletics and recreation facilities, transformation of the U Boulevard Area, return of Harvest Feastival and much more.
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Campus and Community Planning
As public stewards, we are accountable for ensuring that any choices made about land, buildings, infrastructure and transportation serve UBC’s core academic mission and advance sustainability.
Harvest Feastival Returns on September 22nd
We’ve got something to cure your end-of-summer blues and add to the excitement of the new school year. On September 22nd, we’re bringing you Harvest Feastival – an epic outdoor feast with exclusive shows and exhibits in UBC’s Arts and Culture District to follow.
David Speight, Executive Chef of UBC Food Services, and his team will be serving a feast of hearty salads, succulent salmon and vegetarian pasta featuring produce freshly picked from the UBC Farm. Don’t forget to leave room for not one, but two, decadent desserts.
As the campus population grows, so does UBC’s need for expanded recreation and sports facilities for the thousands of students, faculty, staff and residents who make use of these facilities. From the recreational swimmer using the Aquatic Centre, to the Intramurals teams using the Student Recreation Centre, to the UBC Thunderbirds teams playing on center court at War Memorial Gym, the UBC community are clearly active users of these spaces on campus.
However, recreational fitness space, gymnasium space, and support facilities are currently limited on the Vancouver campus. In a study of other peer North American universities, UBC ranks as having significantly less fitness space per student than comparable universities.
The University Boulevard area (“U Boulevard”) is undergoing a transformation. There are several new buildings and facilities already well underway, with others set to begin soon. The growth of this area is part of UBC’s commitment to create an outstanding academic experience supported by a complete community where people can live, work, learn and play on its Vancouver Campus.
Learn more about specific projects in this area, and what they will mean for the campus.
In the Spotlight
2016 President’s Service Awards for Excellence
Liska Richer, Manager of the UBC SEEDS Program at Campus and Community Planning, has received the President’s Service Award for Excellence for her commitment and dedication to the SEEDS Program.
UBC wins international award for campus energy innovation
UBC has won the International District Energy Association Award for Innovation for the Bio-energy Research and Demonstration Facility (BRDF).
UBC Students Explore Ways to Reduce Food Waste
To help reduce food waste as part of UBC’s Zero Waste Action Plan, AMS Food Services partnered with students from the Land and Food Systems and UBC’s SEEDS Sustainability Program to explore ways to reduce food waste at catered events in the Nest.
Sustainability Walking Tour
Explore campus sustainability landmarks with a new online or downloadable self-guided walking tour. It highlights eight of UBC’s 58 green buildings for you to discover.
Change Room Signage in the new UBC Aquatic Centre
In collaboration with the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office, the UBC Aquatic Centre is exploring options for signage in the new facility through a survey, to ensure it is welcoming, respectful and inclusive to all its patrons. Connect with C+CP
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