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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 Campus,
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 the campus.

Although no construction has taken place yet, UBC is currently renting office, warehouse and industrial space on the property to interested groups.


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