UBC Reports | Vol. 47 | No. 10 | June
University seeks legacy for Olympic participation
The Board of Governors will make a final decision at its
July 19 meeting on whether to accept the invitation that UBC serve
as the site of the athletes' village for the Vancouver-Whistler
2010 Winter Olympics bid.
The board received a report by the Olympic Village Work Group at
its May 17 meeting, including feedback from the consultation process
carried out on campus and in the neighbouring community.
"The initial concerns identified by the board have been addressed,"
says Brian Sullivan, vice-president, Students. "A final decision
will be made in July once arrangements for a legacy related to UBC's
participation have been negotiated."
The proposal would see some 2,400 athletes, coaches and officials
housed at UBC from Feb. 5 to 21, requiring games organizers to build
approximately 1,200 new residential units to accommodate them.