UBC’s New Buildings Attract Top Researchers and Students
The changing landscape at UBC is indicative of the priority the University and its donors place on providing access to state of the art facilities for students, researchers and the community as whole. In 2011/12, UBC made impressive progress on the planning and construction of several new buildings that will soon make an impact on UBC and communities around BC:
Allard Hall opened its doors in September 2011 to give UBC Law students a modern educational setting, access to clinical programs so students can help others in need, and the ability to host conferences and events that can be shared with other Law schools around the world.
In October 2011, UBC broke ground on the highly-anticipated Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.
“Having a new building gives you a fantastic new opportunity to do new things,” states Dr. Max Cynader, Director of the Brain Research Centre at UBC. “It will change the way we deal with diseases of the brain in British Columbia, because we can bring together the best of clinical care with the best of research.”
Plans are also underway to build a new Alumni Centre in the heart of campus. The Centre will provide a welcoming forum for alumni to continue to learn, socialize, celebrate, and engage with students, faculty, past colleagues and others in the University community.
The new Pharmaceutical Sciences Building is slated to open in fall 2012. It will offer students a state of the art learning environment, accommodate the expansion of the faculty’s undergraduate and graduate programs and help address the shortage of pharmacists in B.C.
Pharmacy student Mark Ho is proud of his faculty’s new home. “It’s going to take our learning to a whole different level. Just a huge thank you to all the donors for giving us this new building. It’s really going to make us better students.”