Proposed athletics, recreation upgrade at UVic

January 9, 2009

The University of Victoria's board of governors has approved preliminary planning and a funding feasibility study for renovations to the aging McKinnon Building -- part of the school's sports facilities -- and the construction of a new adjacent athletics complex. The new complex would include 2 gymnasia, a climbing wall, and fitness and weight areas. Should construction be approved this spring, the new facility could be ready by September 2012. UVic hopes the project will help attract students. Nearly 2/3 of students access UVic's athletic and recreation facilities and services. UVic News Release | Victoria Times-Colonist