UBC faculty express concern about affordable housing

March 23, 2018

Some faculty members at the University of British Columbia have raised concerns about their ability to find affordable housing in Vancouver, reports The Ubyssey. UBC Mathematics Professor Nassif Ghoussoub argues that adequate faculty housing is essential for the recruitment and the retention of faculty who could further the quality of education provided at UBC. UBC Manager of Housing Support Programs Siobhan Murphy said in an emailed statement that the retention and recruitment of faculty remains a “priority” for the university. “The housing market in Vancouver is very challenging, and has affected UBC the same way it has affected any employer in Metro Vancouver,” added Murphy. “That’s why we’re doing what we can to address it.” Ubyssey