UBC rolls out new initiatives to become more veteran-friendly

September 11, 2019

The University of British Columbia has announced its plan to make its campus more “veteran-friendly” by 2020. The university will do so by providing a variety of programs and services for veterans, such as specialized mental health and counselling support, priority student housing, social and recreational opportunities, professional development courses, and a Royal Canadian Legion Branch. “As Canadians we owe so much to the veterans,” states UBC President Santa Ono. “In acknowledgement and appreciation of their service, we hope to ensure that when veterans complete their service and decide to pursue higher education there is a welcoming campus with the services and resources available to meet their unique needs.” UBC (BC)