UBC Reports | Vol. 46 | No. 20 | Dec.
Finders of the way
The university's Board of Governors recently approved a Wayfinding Plan for
UBC at its November meeting.
The plan outlines a strategy for clear, consistent and continuous directions
from the campus perimeters to destinations within the university.
The newest prototype street signs have been installed at the corner of Main
Mall and University Boulevard.
The entrance at Gate 3 is also sporting a new trial gate sign and work on the
landscaping and stone entrance marker has been completed.
New trial building signs have also been installed on the Biological Sciences,
Education and Henry Angus buildings.
Signs pointing motorists to campus have been erected throughout the city and
campus maps have been supplied to area taxi companies, pizza outlets and
tourist information centres.
Feedback on the new signs is welcome. For information on UBC's
Wayfinding Plan or to provide feedback, e-mail Geoff Atkins,
associate vice-president, Land and Buildings Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Geography Dept. recently received $70,000 worth of hardware from Hewlett
Twenty-eight computers will be used to upgrade the undergraduate computing lab
and to create an additional overflow workplace.
Geography Assoc. Prof. Brian Klinkenberg says the new computers benefit the
more than 200 students from across campus who are taking courses in
geographical information sciences.
In the lab, students receive instruction in the use of the Geographic
Information Systems (GIS) software.
The software is used by organizations ranging from municipalities, forestry and
courier companies, marketing firms, emergency call centres, and researchers
from fields as diverse as epidemiology, anthropology, planning, soil science
The donation is part of an on-going partnership between Hewlett Packard and the
Faculty of Arts.