UBCO looks to transform teaching, learning with opening of The Commons

January 29, 2019

The University of British Columbia Okanagan campus has celebrated the opening of The Commons, a $35M multipurpose facility. The building is outfitted with modern classrooms, technology labs, and collaborative study areas. “The Commons at the University of British Columbia in the Okanagan provides students with a phenomenal teaching and learning facility,” said UBC President Santa Ono. “It will also benefit everyone through the cutting-edge research and highly trained graduates we'll need to power our strong and innovative economy.” UBCO students agreed to an annual levy that contributed $9.8M to the construction costs of the centre. The university campus has also celebrated the completion of $5.8M in environmental and sustainability upgrades. BC (BC)