New climbing wall first on-campus structure named for corporate partner at UVic

November 6, 2014

The University of Victoria has officially named a new climbing wall in its Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA) for corporate partner Peninsula Co-Op. The 16-metre climbing wall is said to be the tallest climbing structure at a university in British Columbia. “We are very excited about this new partnership with Peninsula Co-Op. Every contribution to UVic has a common goal of making our community and the world around us a better place and helps to create a promising future for our students and the broader communities we serve,” said UVic’s AVP Student Affairs Jim Dunsdon. The announcement reportedly marks the first time a structure at UVic has been named for a corporation; UVic has long resisted visible corporate presences on campus and remains one of few Canadian PSE institutions without a food chain on campus. Associate Director of Corporate Relations Alison Ducharme said that students, faculty, and other groups were consulted about the new approach to naming rights, and that all current initiatives around naming rights at UVic centre on CARSA, which is due to open in May 2015. UVic News Release | Victoria Times-Colonist