UBCO unveils new housing plan

March 19, 2019

The University of British Columbia Okanagan has unveiled a $70M plan for two new student residences. A UBCO release states that the university currently has space for 1,680 students, which is enough to meet the current demand, but regional growth has compelled administrators to build for the near-future. “Ultimately, we’d like to be in a position of being able to offer on-campus housing to about 25 per cent of our student population, which is a very high benchmark when compared to other Canadian universities,” said Rob Einarson, UBCO’s VP of Finance and Operations. Director of Business Operations Shannon Dunn added that the new residences will help alleviate a regional housing crunch, with Kelowna’s vacancy rate currently at 0.2%. UBCO (BC)