Policy Consultation – Proposed Management of UBC-Controlled Land, Buildings, and Infrastructure Policy (UP13)

The UBC community is invited to comment on a proposal to create a policy to manage UBC-controlled land, buildings, and infrastructure to be known as the Space Management Policy (the “Proposed Policy”).

The Proposed Policy recognizes that space is a valuable, shared, and limited resource and articulates the principle that space must be allocated for its highest and best use in accordance with UBC’s mission, purpose, and strategic plan.

It also recognizes that many of UBC’s spaces are located upon the traditional, ancestral territories of Indigenous nations and that UBC will work with those nations to explore opportunities to enrich those spaces with a stronger Indigenous presence.

Decisions regarding the allocation of space are to be made locally at each campus. For administrative space, decisions are to be made by the appropriate AVPs and for academic space, decisions are to be made by the relevant Provost. Where space has been allocated to a Faculty, the Dean of the Faculty is responsible for allocation within the Faculty and may create a committee to advise on such allocations.

The Proposed Policy also establishes mechanisms for the allocation of costs to academic and administrative units that occupy UBC space.

The Proposed Policy is now being published and all members of UBC’s community are encouraged to provide their comments. Please submit feedback to the Office of the University Counsel at university.counsel@ubc.ca by December 2, 2022.

For further information about the Proposed Policy, please see the information package that was provided to the Board of Governors at https://bog3.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2022/09/6_2022.09_Proposed-New-Space-Management-Policy-UP13.pdf.