UBC Five-Year Capital Plan 2015/16 – 2019/20

To provide high-level understanding of public post-secondary institutional capital requirements and to develop priorities for future consideration, the Ministry of Advanced Education (AVED) annually requests Five-Year Capital Plan submissions. The Five-Year Capital Plan will provide AVED with an understanding of UBC’s capital requirements for new priority expansion projects, replacement/renewal projects and capital innovation projects.

UBC has developed a jointly funded Capital Plan which reflects the challenging Provincial fiscal context and the Provincial focus on international education, economic development, jobs, families, health, and facility asset renewal. These capital investments are targeted to achieve key UBC goals with a specific focus on student learning, student experience, international engagement and research excellence.

The proposed UBC Five-Year Capital Plan includes priority academic projects totalling $467.8 million, with a focus on international education, facility renewal and innovation, key priorities for government. The demolitions associated with the new construction would reduce UBC’s deferred maintenance by $144.4 million. Projects are shown in AVED Categories:

1. New Priority Projects
Primary Driver: Accommodate growth, labour market demand-driven capacity
Secondary Benefit: New system capacity

2. Whole Asset Replacement & Renewal Projects
Primary Driver: Improve the condition of the physical asset and reduce deferred maintenance backlog
Secondary Benefit: Increased system capacity due to improved functional efficiency

With Federal and Provincial government partnership though UBC Renew, and more recently in the support of the Undergraduate Life Sciences Teaching Laboratories project, UBC has been able to focus on sustainable facility renewal, increased utilization, replacement of deteriorated facilities and elimination of deferred maintenance. Program expansion has been accommodated through a combination of donor, UBC and provincial funding. The proposed projects support a vision for the transformative enhancement to student learning and experience through international engagement and integrated learning and research environments.

The projects proposed are shown in the following table:

Project UBC
Delivery Cost in $Ms Funding Request to AVED in $Ms Reduced Deferred Maintenance in $Ms AVED Goals*
CENTENNIAL PROJECT: Teaching and Learning Facility Okanagan Sep 2018 $30.0 Province $10.0M
Fundraising $10.0M
UBCO Students $10.0M
$10.0 $3.0   1,2,3,4
CENTENNIAL PROJECT: Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre Vancouver Sep 2018   $5.5 Province $5.5M   $5.5   N/A   1,2,3,4
School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture Building/ Lasserre Upgrades Vancouver Sep 2019 $43.0 Province $17.5M
Fundraising $15.5M
UBC $10.0M
$17.5 $16.2   1,2,3,4
Undergraduate Chemistry Teaching Labs Vancouver Sep 2020 $72.0 Province $62.0M
UBC $10.0M
$62.0 $27.2   1,2,3,4
Biological & Environmental Engineering Vancouver Dec 2018 $84.0 Province $42.0M
UBC $42.0M
$42.0 $9.0   1,2,3,4
Community Health Sciences Centre Vancouver Sep 2019 $90.0 Province $80.0M
UBC $10.0M
$80.0 $3.6   1,2,3,4
Mathematics/ Geography Building Vancouver Sep 2023 $85.0 Province $75.0M
UBC $10.0M
$75.0 $28.7   1,2,3,4
UBC Life Building (Old SUB Re-Use) Vancouver Jun 2017 $58.3 Province $29.2M
UBC $29.1M
$29.2 $56.8   1,2,3,4
Total $467.8 $321.2 $144.4

* Attachment 1: Ministry of Advanced Education Goals and Objectives Aligned with UBC’s Select Strategies (From UBC’s Institutional Accountability Plan & Report)

Attachment 2: Strategic Alignment of Provincial & Institutional Goals. View details at: