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July 23, 2021

HVAC in Learning Spaces

UBC established a COVID-19 Heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC) working group to review and consider implementation of technical recommendations to enhance building ventilation systems and reduce the risk of airborne infectious aerosol exposure in UBC owned and operated bu

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July 23, 2021

Classroom Recording and Streaming

UBC IT Audio Visual will be temporarily equipping approximately 160 General Teaching Spaces (GTS) with dedicated recording and streaming capacity for September 2021. Information about the project, including a list of rooms, can be found here.

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February 9, 2021

2021 Summer General Teaching Space Projects

A number of general teaching spaces will be unavailable for all or part of the 2021 summer session due to various renovation and AV projects.

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March 10, 2020

2020 Classroom Chair Replacement Program

In March, UBC will be replacing many classroom chairs that are at, or near, end-of-life.

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December 6, 2019

Building Shortcode Changes

Effective 2020W session, a number of building shortcodes will change. General use classrooms in the following buildings will be affected:

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October 24, 2019

2020 Summer General Teaching Space Projects

A number of general teaching spaces will be unavailable for all or part of the 2020 summer session due to various renovation and AV projects. 

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October 3, 2019

2019 Summer Projects

GENERAL TEACHING SPACE

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September 5, 2019

Biological Sciences Building Now Open

The Biological Sciences Building on University Boulevard, which was under construction for some time is now open to students. More information will follow soon.

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June 14, 2019

Call for Proposals for Summer 2020 Large Learning Space Improvement Projects

The Learning Spaces Advisory Committee (LSAC) invites submissions for Summer 2020 large (up to $1.0M value) learning space improvement projects.  These submissions will be shortlisted by each fa

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December 14, 2018

Sherry McKay, SALA

Sherry McKay, an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) has been teaching at UBC since 1995.

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October 26, 2018

2019 Summer General Teaching Space Projects

Updated July 5, 2019

A number of general teaching spaces will be unavailable for all or part of the 2019 summer session due to various renovation and AV projects. 

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October 18, 2018

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences June 1-7, 2019

UBC will host the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in June 2019. Congress is the largest interdisciplinary conference in Canada, and one of the largest in the world. 

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July 20, 2018

Learning Space Design Guidelines 2018 Update

The Learning Spaces Team is pleased to share that the 2018 update to UBC's Learning Space Design Guidelines (LSDG) is now live. This was a collaborative effort between UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan, involving multiple departments from both campuses.

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January 5, 2018

Old SUB Renamed "UBC Life Building"

Effective 2018W session, the Old Student Union Building (SUB) will be renamed UBC Life Building, shortcode LIFE. More information about UBC Life Building can be found here.

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January 2, 2018

UBC Life Building 2201 (Old SUB Building Renewal)

The UBC Life Building (previously named the Student Union Building or Old SUB has been converted into a 294-seat teaching theatre. Located at the geographic heart of campus, it is now suitable for use as swing space for future projects where large theatres would be temporarily taken out of the classroom inventory. 

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January 2, 2018

Hennings 200 Active Learning Theatre

In 2017, UBC’s Learning Spaces Team undertook a project that would see the transformation of an iconic traditional lecture theatre, Hennings 200, into UBC’s first collaborative lecture theatre. The new HENN 200 layout allows for instruction to seamlessly switch between small group work and front-of-room teaching, without the need for furniture reconfigurations.

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January 2, 2018

Leonard S. Klinck (LSK) 121 Coding Lab

LSK 121 was a poorly equipped, under-utilized computer lab in need of an upgrade. In collaboration with the Department of Mathematics, the Learning Spaces Team converted the room into an innovative teaching lab suitable for both computational/coding activities and traditional instruction. 

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October 27, 2017

2018 Summer General Teaching Space Projects

Updated May 29, 2018

A number of general teaching spaces will be unavailable for all or part of the 2018 summer session due to various renovation and AV projects. 

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August 29, 2017

2017 Winter General Teaching Spaces Construction

There are a number of ongoing construction projects on campus that will impact the availability of general teaching spaces for the 2017 Winter Session.

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August 29, 2017

Learning Space Improvement Projects

The Learning Spaces Team works to continually improve learning spaces on campus. Established as an annual initiative, the Learning Spaces Team invites Advisory Committee for UBC Learning Spaces (LSAC) members to submit proposals for their Faculty’s top priority projects in general use classrooms, restricted classrooms, teaching labs, and informal learning spaces.

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