UNIVERSITY VW VANCOUVER WEST, BC
UTown@UBC not only supports ecological and social sustainability through innovative green building practices and community-building, it drives economic sustainability as well! Since development of UTown@UBC began in the 1990's, land lease proceeds have contributed over $343 million to various endowments; that's approximately 30% of the total value of the UBC Endowment! These funds help support UBC's academic mission, to be a globally significant university and a leader in student experience, teaching and research, by supporting a range of academic and infrastructure initiatives.
Programs like the UTown@UBC Community Grants help build community on campus by encouraging students, staff, faculty and other residents to share their talents and interests with one another, while programs such as UTown@UBC Youth Fit and the UTown@UBC Kids Fit bring together students at the UBC School of Kinesiology, with residents on campus. And while a campus community is great for students, faculty, staff and other residents who live on campus, it also benefits the campus as a whole. As the UTown@UBC community grows, so do the opportunities for more shops, services and amenities, that can be used and enjoyed by all. (source: ubc.ca)