Year: 2018

UBC Aquatic Centre featured in Canadian Architect

The new UBC Aquatic Centre is more than just a swimming pool: it’s a device for viewing the shifting architectural landscape at the University of British Columbia. Designed by MJMA with Acton Ostry Architects, it features a continuous ribbon of glass around the tessellated, all-white, sloped structure. Swimming in its 50-metre-long pool feels like being […]

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A bit about us: get to know Yvonne Kwok

A burst of positivity and professionalism, Yvonne Kwok, Communications Specialist, Infrastructure Development helps bring the facilities side of the VPFO into focus for people across the campus. Read more.

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Updated Learning Space Design Guidelines Now Available

The 2018 UBC Learning Space Design Guidelines (LSDG) is now available on the Learning Spaces website. The LSDG is a standard document for the planning and design of learning spaces at UBC, and was originally developed in 2011. The LSDG has been a valued asset for many years, providing project teams with a practical design document […]

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UBC Buildings recognized with two 2018 Canadian Green Building Awards

The Sustainable Architecture & Building Magazine (SABMag) announced the winning projects for the 2018 Canadian Green Building Awards. UBC was recognized with two out of the nine awards given to projects from across Canada. The winning projects are among the most exemplary of sustainably-designed buildings in Canada. UBC CAMPUS ENERGY CENTRE BROCK COMMONS TALLWOOD HOUSE […]

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Announcing the new Vice-President, Finance and Operations

The University of British Columbia’s Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Peter Smailes as the new vice-president, finance and operations. Smailes brings more than 20 years of experience to the role. He has served as interim vice-president since January and formally took on the position this week.

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A bit about us: Get to know Sandi Phelan

“How’s it going Sandi?” Four words that will never steer you wrong with Sandi Phelan, a cheerful and ever-helpful Admin Clerk/Receptionist that is part of the Project & Planning Business Systems group.  Read more

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UBC buildings recognized with four 2018 AIBC architecture awards

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) announced the winners of the 2018 Architectural Awards. UBC was recognized with four out of thirteen awards given to projects from across the province. One common theme connected all of the projects – the ability to enrich the communities in which they are situated and elevate the built […]

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