Campus Vision 2050, launching early 2022

Updated: September 20, 2021
Reconciliation Pole at Dawn
UBC is initiating a comprehensive planning process for the Vancouver campus that will shape how the physical campus changes and grows over the next 30 years.

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.

The Campus Vision 2050 process will build on the history of this unique place and plan for what comes next for a university campus and a sustainable community in a changing region and world.   

UBC’s Vancouver campus is evolving, shaped by the university’s purpose and people. As we look to the future, it’s time to create a vision and update the plan for how we use our land to meet the needs and aspirations of the university and its community while tackling timely local, regional and global imperatives including reconciliation, climate change, housing affordability, connectivity and community wellbeing. 

The Campus Vision 2050 Process

The first phase of the public process will focus on establishing a 30-Year Vision for the campus. The second phase will focus on development of a 10-Year Campus Plan, which will provide a more detailed physical plan and policies for the campus. This phase will also resolve the Stadium Neighbourhood Plan, and will result in an updated Land Use Plan for the campus. Each phase of the process will build on and adapt to what is learned through engagement and technical analysis.  

CV2050 timeline

Community Engagement

UBC is committed to engaging comprehensively with our students, faculty, staff, residents, Musqueam and UBC's Indigenous Communities to help shape the Campus Vision 2050 process, what will be considered and the outputs. A robust engagement process will be designed to be transparent, inclusive, equitable, and flexible to ensure the process responds to engagement interests and needs throughout.

The engagement approach for Campus Vision 2050 will:

  • build on the Engagement Principles from the Engagement Charter and what we’ve heard 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; 
  • deepen engagement with Musqueam through a specific UBC-Musqueam engagement 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 the changing context (reconciliation, the progression of COVID, UBC climate directions, economic uncertainty, etc.) and what we are hearing from the community at each stage.

Campus Vision 2050 will lead to an inspiring long-term vision and a planning and development roadmap to ensure the campus continues to support the academic mission and be a great place for living, learning, research and ideas. We invite you to join the conversation in 2022 and be part of shaping the future of the Vancouver campus. 

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If you have any questions, please contact: 

Madeleine Zammar 
Manager, Engagement
Community Development & Engagement | Campus + Community Planning