Year: 2021

Bert joined UBC in 2001 with a sheet metal trades certification. He has spent 20 years in Building Operations’ Sheet Metal Shop where he developed extensive experience and knowledge in the construction of mechanical systems, building maintenance, HVAC systems renewal, and managed all metal related work on campus.

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When it comes to teaching, learning, and research, an optimal physical environment is crucial for creating an experience that is engaging, immersive and collaborative. What does the shift away from learning in the physical space mean for the teams that manage UBC’s learning spaces, and how are they preparing for a return to campus this fall?

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Basketball Court Relocation

A development permit application has been received for an outdoor basketball court in the parking lot at Thunderbird Boulevard and Health Sciences Mall. This basketball court is intended as a replacement for the existing court on the future site of the Hydrogen Fueling Station (DP21002). A virtual public open house will be held on June 1, 2021 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm, and open for commenting until June 8.  

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UBC breaks ground on $23 million renewable energy hub

A new $23 million renewable energy hub will transform an entire city block at the University of British Columbia into a smart energy district, including the province’s first-ever hydrogen refuelling station for light- and heavy-duty vehicles. The energy hub will become a city-scale, “living laboratory” that explores critical links between energy, transportation and urban design.

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First Nations Longhouse Expansion

A development permit application has been received for a one-storey 168 sq. m addition to the First Nations Longhouse. The addition will make use of the existing exposed post and beam log structure at the east side of the building. Public comment is open until May 19, 2021.

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