At its Dec. 12 meeting, the Board of Governors requested that the university investigate all optimal sites for the Liu Centre for International Studies and its residential component (hotel) and complete a financial and economic analysis.
The Liu Centre, funded in part by a gift from the Liu Foundation, will be a comprehensive centre of teaching and research, drawing on UBC's strength in international studies. It will bring together faculty, distinguished visitors, and students from around the world to examine complex issues.
In response, and building on work previously completed, university staff will conduct an investigation of all optimal sites. The analysis will carefully evaluate all of the possible alternatives, identify the pros and cons of each site, and make a final recommendation. Included in the evaluation criteria will be the academic linkages for this initiative.
Staff will develop a plan for construction and operation of the Liu Centre for International Studies and its residential component (hotel) on the recommended site, and complete a financial and economic analysis.
Finally, staff will also evaluate the option of integrating the Liu Centre for International Studies and its residential component (hotel) into the existing Faculty Club building and site, retaining the central "Lasserre" portion of the building.
As part of the continuing public consultation process for this project, a public meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 16 from 12 noon until 2 p.m. in room 100 of the Mathematics Building, 1984 Mathematics Road.