One-day meeting leaves long-term legacy

When leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation meet at UBC Nov. 25, the occasion will mark another milestone in the university's strong tradition of links with Asia.

One of the lasting legacies of this historic meeting will be the visibility and profile the university will earn. The attention of the world will focus on the university and its role in a city that plays such a vital role as a gateway to the Asia Pacific.

But there are other, more tangible legacies that are also being planned to highlight the university's role as the major institution in Asian Pacific affairs in Canada.

Some of the legacy initiatives now being planned include:


Norman MacKenzie House, the residence of UBC's president, is having its atrium extended to accommodate the APEC leaders'

An extensive refurbishment and enhancement program will be carried out at the museum, the actual site of the leaders' meeting.

Funding for the legacies would come from a variety of sources, including private donors, corporate sponsors and the governments of Canada and British Columbia.