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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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August 28, 2017

2017 Summer Room Upgrades

As part of the Strategic Plan for Reinvestment in Learning Spaces, we regularly upgrade and add new features to our learning spaces. This year was the first time that we included some restricted learning spaces in our summer upgrades.

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August 25, 2017

Media Capture

Through the deployment of media capture recorders in spaces throughout campus, the Learning Spaces Team and UBC IT Audio Visual are supporting the University's goal to provide flexible and diverse educational practices at UBC. Media Capture devices provide the ability to record and stream content right from the classroom.

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August 22, 2017

Cyclical Maintenance

The Learning Spaces Team manages a cyclical maintenance plan to ensure classrooms are functioning for all users of the space. Maintenance operations are carried out throughout the year.

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August 17, 2017

Analog to Digital Upgrade

As the world is becoming increasingly digital, many devices have had their analog (VGA) ports replaced by newer technologies. UBC IT Audio Visual has completed an 8-year program to modernize UBC Vancouver's general use classrooms by upgrading all the existing AV systems to accommodate connections of digital devices.

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August 14, 2017

Common Look and Feel – Audio Visual

Until a few years ago, there have been a multitude of AV designers, integrators, and programmers doing upgrades to AV systems across UBC’s Vancouver campus. To resolve these issues, the UBC Learning Spaces Team tasked UBC IT Audio Visual with streamlining the design and the functionality of the AV systems in classrooms across the UBC Vancouver campus.

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August 11, 2017

Active Learning Classrooms

Many new buildings on campus include Active Learning Classrooms, and most renovation projects incorporate Active Learning room features. These new learning spaces support teaching that encourages student interaction, group work, application and critical thinking.

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August 7, 2017

Accessibility Improvement Program

Each year the Learning Space Team prioritizes funding to improve accessibility in classrooms and to make continual enhancements for all users. 

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