Facility Construction and Openings

UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health open new medical research centre

The Robert H.N. Ho Research Centre at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) will focus on research in early detection and prevention of disease. It will house three internationally renowned research programs: the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, the Vancouver Prostate Centre and OvCaRe, the ovarian cancer research program. More

UBC Woodward Library Renovation

A recent renovation of Woodward Library’s ground floor has transformed what students said was as a dark, cold space into a sociable yet studious setting with areas designated for group collaboration as well as solo and silent study. The renovation included the addition of a 25 seat computer lab, digital signage, and group study rooms with presentation screens. More

New Digitization Centre opened in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

The UBC Library constructed a Digitization Centre that supports the work of the Library’s Digital Initiatives unit, a key part of the Library’s effort to adapt to the evolving needs of faculty and students and to support teaching, research and learning at UBC. The facility houses equipment for capturing and digitizing research material and allows the Library to make the collections and research at UBC available to the world. More

New home for the School of Population and Public Health

In November of 2010, the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) moved into it’s new offices, in a renovated building. The move puts them under the same roof as its affiliates: the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, the School of Environmental Health, the Human Early Learning Partnership, Population Data BC, the Global Health Research Program, and the Centre for Population Health Promotion Research. More

Work Began on a New Child & Family Research Imaging Facility at BC Children’s Hospital

Funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund, and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, the facility will house a state-of-the-art 3-Tesla MRI scanner and neuroinformatics centre. When it opens in March of 2012, this infrastructure will facilitate the transfer of knowledge from research directly into better brain care for children through infancy and adolescence. More

Buchanan Renewal project completed

In May the Faculty of Arts officially opened its new courtyard, a key step in the renewal process for the Buchanan buildings. The Buchanan Courtyard serves to unite the diverse Arts community, creating a cultural hub for the largest faculty at UBC. More

Faculty of Science unveils $61.8M sustainable makeover to Biological Sciences Complex

A hub for biology research and education, UBC’s Faculty of Science has received a $61.8 million makeover that provides more than 2,200 undergraduates and 370 researchers, staff and graduate students with brand new research labs and classrooms featuring the latest sustainability features, including one invented at UBC. More

Earth Systems Science Building Breaks Ground

Construction began this year on the $65 million Earth Systems Science Building. The new facility will incorporate the latest technologies to create a flexible learning environment—one that increases research capacity and promotes collaboration. More

Construction Continues on the New Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

Slated to open in the fall of 2012 the $133.3-million Pharmaceutical Sciences building is made possible by a $86.4-million investment by the Province of British Columbia. Built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification standards, the six-storey, 22,871-sq.-metre building will accommodate the expansion of the faculty’s undergraduate and graduate programs and help address the shortage of pharmacists in B.C. More

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