UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 10 | Aug.
1 , 2002
Planning Underway at Great Northern Way
Campus Consortium will release a vision for Finning land in November.
By Rosalind Duane
The 7.6 hectare land package donated by Finning International Inc.
to UBC and three other institutions in 2001 is now in the hands
of the new consortium. The property, called the Great Northern Way
is divided equally among UBC, Simon Fraser University, Emily Carr
Institute of Art and Design, and the B.C. Institute of Technology.
It will be developed into an integrated environment with training
and education programs offered by each partner. An academic planning
committee has been organized to develop the goals of the programs.
"We will release a statement of academic vision available for
discussion in November," said Barry McBride, VP Academic and
chair of the planning committee.
The partners have agreed on a set of guiding principles that includes
a vision for the campus that is sensitive to the economic development
objectives of Vancouver. The vision calls for consultation with
the surrounding community in determining the long-term vision for
Although no construction has taken place yet, UBC is currently
renting office, warehouse and industrial space on the property to