Victoria PSE institutions consider adding residences to address housing crunch

June 2, 2017

A housing crunch in Greater Victoria has some institutions in the area considering the addition of on-campus residences, reports CTV News. Administration staff at Camosun College tell CTV that it is becoming increasingly difficult for the college's students to find housing. With about 20% of its students coming from out of town, some 2,000 Camosun students need somewhere to stay, which is why the college is considering building on-campus residences for the first time. The University of Victoria is also reportedly in the first phase of considering the design and construction of a 600-bed residence hall to add to its 2,200 existing on-campus beds. “We are moving forward with plans, but we’re still in the very early stages of that,” said Joel Lynn, UVic Executive Director of Student Services. CTV News