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October 31, 2022

BUCH A101 Heating Issue

BUCH A101 is currently experiencing an issue with the heating and cooling system. Temperature in the room may fluctuate outside of normal parameters.  Building Operations is working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Updates will be posted as they become available.

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October 26, 2022

Learning Space Design Guidelines 2022 Published

A 2022 update to the Learning Space Design Guidelines has been published and is available under Resources.

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October 21, 2022

Construction Notice MCML 360

The existing small group classrooms and study space in H.R. MacMillan, Room 360 are currently being renovated into a 160+ seat classroom.

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October 3, 2022

Ongoing Construction Activity Near Classrooms

It is the start of the Academic year 2022/23, and project teams are working diligently to minimize construction impact when possible on the UBC Vancouver campus.

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August 26, 2022

Keeping General Teaching Space Doors Unlocked

As we approach the start of Winter Session 2022/23 Term 1, a reminder to faculty and staff that General Teaching Space (GTS) doors should remain unlocked.

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August 24, 2022

Increasing Collaboration with the Catchbox Throwable Microphone System

The Catchbox is a wireless, throwable microphone that supports collaborative and interactive sessions as an alternative to passing around a handheld microphone.

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July 8, 2022

Audio Visual Systems in Macleod Building Classrooms

The Macleod Building is undergoing a major renovation which includes the creation of 8 General Teaching Space (GTS) classrooms. The project is currently wrapping up construction and we are now in the final phase of the project, which includes the installation of furniture and Audio Visual (AV) systems. Unfortunately, the project is experiencing COVID-related delays in obtaining certain key components of the new AV systems for the classrooms. While the full user experience we intended for these spaces may not be delivered by September, we anticipate classes will be able to proceed as scheduled with some differences from the typical UBC classroom AV systems. 

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June 21, 2022

2023 Learning Space Improvement Projects

The Learning Spaces Advisory Committee has prioritized faculty-submitted learning space improvement projects for Summer 2023. 

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January 24, 2022

Call for Proposals 2023 Learning Space Improvement Projects

The Learning Spaces Advisory Committee (LSAC) invites submissions for Summer 2023 large (up to $1.0M value) learning space improvement projects.  These submissions will be shortlisted by each fa

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December 8, 2021

BIOL 1000 Update

Repairs are underway in BIOL 1000 (Biological Sciences Building). Repairs will be completed and the classroom will be reopened by December 11, in time for final exams. 

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November 19, 2021

BIOL 1000 Temporarily Closed

BIOL 1000 (Biological Sciences Building room 1000) is temporarily closed while repairs to the ceiling are completed. Courses scheduled in the room have been relocated or moved online - please check with your instructor. 

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October 27, 2021

2022 Summer General Teaching Space Projects

A number of general teaching spaces will be unavailable for all or part of the 2022 summer session due to various renovation and AV projects. 

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September 1, 2021

Aligning Building Access Hours - Pilot Project

As part of keeping our campus safe and secure, UBC is standardizing building hours for 2021/2022 Winter Term 1. Buildings will be open to the public Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. These standard hours will be assigned to approximately 70 buildings on the Vancouver campus, that fall into the categories of academic, research, or administrative buildings that service the operations of the University. Ancillary buildings, such as UBC Athletics, UBC Aquatic Centre, Bookstore, etc. are not included at this time. 

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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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