In this issue, we highlight the UBC Gameplan update, share stories about a food recovery initiative and a waste audit at the AMS Nest, and provide details of Safe and Sustainable Transportation Month, and more!
Campus and Community Planning
As leaders and partners, we plan and design the campus communities through open thinking and engagement.
UBC GamePlan update
Following an extensive planning and consultation process, UBC’s Board of Governors approved GamePlan: UBC’s Athletics and Recreation Facilities Strategy in principle at their April meeting.
GamePlan provides a 20-year framework to guide UBC’s delivery of outstanding recreation, fitness and sport experiences as well as academic programs at the Point Grey campus, to support community well-being and the student experience.
GamePlan includes a number of proposals for meeting the needs of the UBC community that were identified through the planning and consultation process. These proposals include: a new recreation fitness centre and reimagined War Memorial Gym (either renewed or rebuilt) combined with new academic space in the University Boulevard area, an expanded baseball stadium, and a rebuilt Thunderbird Stadium.
A UBC first: A buffet of recovered food
On Wednesday April 5, two dozen 4th year Faculty of Land and Food Systems students sat down for a delicious buffet of food cooked for them by chefs from Student Housing and Hospitality Services.
With a difference — all the food had been recovered, leftovers the students themselves had collected the day before as part of a SEEDS project.
Annual waste audit counts our sorting habits
For the fourth year in a row, student volunteers led a waste audit at the AMS Nest to highlight the amount of material that is thrown into the garbage instead of being recycled. During a 12 hour period on March 15, 2017, 60 volunteers collected 387 kg of waste from the AMS Nest.
Safe and sustainable transportation month
The arrival of sunny weather is an extra incentive to get out of your car and start commuting on two feet or two wheels!
Campus and Community Planning is promoting Safe and Sustainable Transportation Month all throughout May, with a series of events and activities centered around encouraging walking and cycling.
Celebrate with us at these great events:
Bike to Work Week: May 29 – June 4
Grab some co-workers, put together a team and get ready to ride. Make sure to visit our celebration event on June 1st from 4pm to 6pm to grab some treats, cycling resources, get a free tune up and register your bike with Project 529’s anti-bike theft system. Learn more about activities at UBC.
For more information on Bike to Work Week, and to register, visit the HUB website.
UTown@UBC Bike Clinics
May 4 12-2 PM, UBC Bookstore
For more information visit the Bike Co-op website.
In the Spotlight
Jane’s Walk – May 3
Meet us on Wednesday, May 3, 12 pm outside Old Barn Community Centre, and learn more about the evolution of planning UBC. Learn more.
SW Marine Drive closure starts May 8
UBC to receive APPA 2017 sustainability award
Passive house and beyond: lessons from Brussels’ success
Kids Bike Library
The launch party will take place on Wednesday, May 17th from 4pm – 6pm with free tune-ups, bike swaps, games and activities for children and youth. Learn about the program.
Active Kids spring programs
For full details and registration information, please visit: www.utown.ubc.ca/kidsfit
Discounted memberships with Mobi by Shaw Go
Find discount codes and more information here.
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