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In order to build a model sustainable university community, UBC is developing a Housing Action Plan to improve housing choice and affordability for faculty, staff and students on the Vancouver campus.
The Housing Action Plan will support the University’s academic mission, and will allow UBC to continue to recruit and retain the highest calibre of faculty, staff and students.
UBC is using PlaceSpeak to invite discussion on the Plan and see how it might be used for other UBC consultations. The four discussion boards on the PlaceSpeak site introduce questions for discussion on selected topics regarding housing affordability and choice on UBC’s Vancouver campus. There is also a survey where you can tell UBC what you think about PlaceSpeak.
This phase of public consultation extends from March 20 through April 2, 2012.
The Community Planning Task Group (CPTG) of the UBC Board of Governors, chaired by Dr. Nassif Ghoussoub, is leading the process of developing a Housing Action Plan for the Vancouver campus. Watch the Housing Action Plan video to learn more!
The Community Planning Task Group has been gathering feedback and information between April 2011 and March 2012 to inform the development of potential housing options. This process began with a thorough review of UBC’s existing housing programs. Several new options were brought forward for consideration as a result of an assessment of other universities’ and jurisdictions’ housing programs and public input.
Faculty, staff, and students have participated actively in three public forums, focus groups, a blog by Dr. Ghoussoub and outreach meetings between April 2011 and March 2012. The faculty/staff housing demand study and the student housing demand study also informed the development of the options.
As part of Plan development, UBC is also releasing a Discussion Paper which outlines potential housing program options.