The Learning Spaces team supports the creation, operation and maintenance of an excellent learning environment for students and faculty members. This includes creating new formal and informal spaces, installing instructional technology, and more.
Learn about the vision and principles that guide our work for UBC’s academic community, and see some of our recently completed projects.
What is a learning space?
Learning at UBC doesn’t just happen in classrooms, labs and other formal set-ups; it happens everywhere. This includes informal spaces, such as under a tree on a sunny day. Whether learning takes place in a quiet corner of the campus or a 500-seat lecture theatre, each and every learning space plays a crucial role in UBC’s mission of teaching, learning, research, and engagement.
From the colour of the walls to the furniture configuration to the acoustics, learning space design plays a huge role in the academic experience of students and faculty members alike. Learning space design affects:
- the clarity and ease of comprehension of the information being presented
- how engaged students are with the content, instructor, and other students
- the morale and physical wellbeing of students and faculty members