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