UBC receives nearly $20 M to upgrade life sciences buildings

January 19, 2016

UBC has announced that it will receive nearly $20 M from British Columbia to upgrade the teaching and lab space currently being used by students of its life sciences program. The funding will help UBC complete an $80 M renovation of its Biological Sciences Complex, a facility that provides 2,000 students and professors with classroom and laboratory space. “Whatever their focus, from micro-organisms to human beings, the life sciences are an area of research producing life-changing discoveries and new technologies that make our lives better,” said UBC Interim President Martha Piper. “The renewed teaching laboratories at the Biological Sciences Complex will ensure that UBC can continue to provide the best facilities for our students and maintain its reputation as a leader in the life sciences.” UBC