In this issue, we celebrate the collaboration between the Musqueam Nation and Museum of Anthropology, one of UBC's esteemed cultural amenities. Next, we take a closer look at the new fountain to be located at the crossroads of Main Mall and University Boulevard. Finally, learn more about lab researchers at UBC who are participating in a new energy-saving campaign known as Shut the Sash.
Campus and Community Planning
As public stewards, we are accountable for ensuring that any choices made about land, buildings, infrastructure and transportation serve UBC’s core academic mission and advance sustainability.
A Window on the World (and Vancouver's First Inhabitants)
UBC’s Museum of Anthropology has reinvented itself as a cutting-edge meeting place for living cultures from around the world. Key to this process are the Musqueam, Vancouver’s original people, whose culture and traditions now welcome visitors and locals to the new-look MOA.
A New Heart — and Pulse — for the Campus
Work is underway on phase two of improvements to Main Mall and University Boulevard, the two historic pedestrian axes on campus. The highlight will be the Pulse, a spectacular new fountain at the crossroads where the two meet.
Shut the Sash and Save
A new energy-saving campaign is targeting scientific researchers on campus. By one simple action — closing laboratory fume hoods — they can save an astounding amount of electricity, and contribute to UBC’s ambitious sustainability goals.
Current Projects in Focus
- Fairview Commons
As the “centre of gravity” for the sciences, Fairview Commons will bring people together for performances, talks, rallies and other large gatherings. It will include a new water feature on Main Mall and University Boulevard.
- Memorial Road
Changes will be made to landscape elements on Memorial Road from West Mall to East Mall.
- Main Mall
Given its historical and physical significance, improvements will support a sense of permanence, history and dignity.
- University Boulevard
Changes include improvements to pedestrian pathways and the creation of a Central Water feature.
- Health Sciences Courtyards
Landscape and infrastructure improvements are underway to the Medical Sciences walkways and courtyard area.
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