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UBC Reports | Vol. 51 | No. 3 | Mar. 3, 2005

Timepiece 1915

Fairview "Shacks"

By Chris Hives, University Archives

UBC first opened its doors on September 30, 1915 on the Fairview campus which was part of the current Vancouver General Hospital site. The outbreak of World War I halted construction of the University’s Point Grey campus and the University held classes in a complex of buildings “affectionately” referred to as the Fairview “shacks” and, as enrolment at the University grew, in church basements, tents and private homes nearby. Although the facilities proved to be inadequate the University would spend its first decade at this overcrowded site before moving to its new Point Grey home in 1925.

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