The Old Student Union Building (Old SUB) at the heart of the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus has been given a new lease of life with a $29-million renovation. It makes sense then that the building should be renamed UBC Life Building.
“The original building dates back to 1968 and was funded by the Alma Mater Society. Over the years various components have been added, but the building was in need of modernization,” says John Metras, Associate VP, Facilities at UBC. And so, when the Alma Mater Society moved out and into The Nest building just to the south, it was the perfect opportunity to breathe new life into the Old SUB.
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