Campus Vision 2050

Updated: December 16, 2021
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UBC is initiating Campus Vision 2050, a two-and-a-half year public land use planning process for the Vancouver campus that will shape how the physical campus changes and grows over the next 30 years.

Campus Vision 2050 Website

For the most up to date information, please visit the Campus Vision 2050 website. This website will serve as the hub for all Campus Vision 2050 information and engagement activities. 

The UBC Vancouver campus, situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people, is home to a world-class, global university, residential neighbourhoods and a vibrant community in a growing region.

Campus Vision 2050 will ensure the future direction for the campus builds on what makes UBC a special place and enhances the livability, sociability and character of the campus within its unique context. 

For millennia, Musqueam people have been the stewards and caretakers of these lands and have shared it with others, including UBC which has been located here for over 100 years. Through Campus Vision 2050, the university now has the opportunity to support meaningful, reciprocal and mutually beneficial partnerships with Musqueam, learning from Musqueam’s traditional relationship with the land.

As we look to the future, it’s time to create a vision and update the plans that guides how we use our land to meet the needs and aspirations of the university and its community while tackling timely, local, regional and global challenges. The final vision and plans will support the needs of the university and balance the multiple interests of the Indigenous host nation, campus communities, the broader region and its ecology. 

The Campus Vision 2050 Process

Phase 1
Needs and Aspirations
Phase 1

Needs and Aspirations

Preliminary needs and aspirations, identified through discussions with the UBC administration, Musqueam representatives and early conversations with UBC community members, will be refined through comprehensive engagement with the UBC community and Musqueam. 

Phase 2
30-Year Vision
Phase 2

30-Year Vision

A high-level, long-term description along with a series of conceptual plans and diagrams that articulate the future envisioned for the campus.

Land Use Plan Update
Land Use Plan Update
Land Use Plan Update

Land Use Plan Update

Submission to the provincial government for adoption of amendments to the Land Use Plan required to achieve the 30-Year Vision.

Phase 3
Campus Plan
Phase 3

Campus Plan

A detailed plan to guide how academic facilities, housing, transportation systems, green and open space, and community amenities are accommodated over the next 10 years in alignment with the 30-Year Vision.  

As part of the 30-Year Vision phase, the timing and proposed form of development of the future Stadium Neighbourhood will be considered and adjusted in the context of the long term vision for the campus.

Community Engagement

A robust Campus Vision 2050 engagement process will be transparent, inclusive, equitable, and flexible to respond to the multiple interests in UBC’s academic and neighbourhood lands that need to be considered. These interests include Musqueam, campus Indigenous communities, students, faculty, residents, and those who come to UBC daily for work, learning and enjoyment. The planning and engagement process is designed to understand various needs and interests. The engagement approach for Campus Vision 2050 will:

  • include co-developing an engagement process for integrating Musqueam input into UBC’s Campus Vision 2050;
  • build on the Engagement Principles from the Engagement Charter and lessons learned from previous planning processes;
  • involve interest-based engagement through a range of opportunities, including a Community Advisory Committee, targeted meetings with campus groups, campus-wide events, focus groups, design charrettes, workshops, open houses, surveys and an online portal;
  • engage faculty across disciplines at various points as “thought leaders” to incorporate their expertise into the technical process;
  • strive for equitable engagement by exploring new approaches for broader representation, including proactively engaging with groups who are historically marginalized and underrepresented;
  • feature clear explanations of process and outputs, expectations of engagement, and sharing back at each stage; and
  • respond to changing contexts (Indigenous relationships, the progression of COVID, UBC climate directions, economic uncertainty, etc.) and input from the community at each stage.

The preliminary Terms of Reference, which sets out the general scope and process for Campus Vision 2050, has been submitted to the UBC Board of Governors for input and can be viewed online.

Review the preliminary Terms of Reference (PDF). 

The process begins in January 2022 with a period of comprehensive engagement and further discussion and analysis to refine the preliminary needs and aspirations. 

We invite you to join the conversation in 2022 and be part of shaping the future of the Vancouver campus. 

Stay Connected

Interested in being involved in the Campus Vision 2050 planning process? Visit the Campus Vision 2050 website

 

 

 

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Madeleine Zammar 
Manager, Engagement
Community Development & Engagement | Campus + Community Planning
madeleine.zammar@ubc.ca