UBC Okanagan Global Message

This email is being sent to all faculty and staff at UBC's Okanagan campus on behalf of the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic and the Office of the Vice-Principal and Associate Vice-President, Research & Innovation.

New Strategic Space Committee at UBC Okanagan

Since its opening in 2005, the Okanagan campus has expanded significantly and cultivated a thriving community of students, researchers and creative scholars, and staff.

As a result, we are experiencing space limitations in several areas. The development of new projects such as the Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Innovation (ICI) Building and the downtown project will provide some relief but space allocation and development will remain challenging for years to come.

A new UBCO Strategic Space Committee has been created to develop a long-term strategic approach to addressing these challenges. The committee will evaluate and make recommendations for allocation of existing or new space requirements to accommodate the increasing number of students, faculty and staff on our campus. The committee will also address major academic and administrative initiatives that have space implications.

The committee will meet regularly to evaluate portfolio submissions from faculties (submitted by deans) or administrative units (submitted by the DVC, Provost or AVPs).   

The UBCO Strategic Space Committee is comprised of:

  • Phil Barker (co-chair), Vice-Principal and Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation
  • Ananya Mukherjee Reed (co-chair), Provost and Vice-President Academic
  • Gino DiLabio, Dean, Faculty of Science
  • Rob Einarson, Associate Vice-President, Finance and Operations
  • Aaron Mogerman, Director, Infrastructure Development
  • Dale Mullings, Associate Vice-President, Students
  • Rehan Sadiq, Executive Associate Dean, School of Engineering
  • Bryce Traister, Dean, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
  • Nathalie Walliser, Senior Facilities Planner
  • Supported by Erika Lachance, Support Services Assistant

The UBCO Strategic Space Committee is supported by the UBCO Space Working Group. This group is tasked with collecting data to anticipate campus growth (short, medium, and long term) and implementing UBCO Strategic Space Committee recommendations. The UBCO Space Working Group will also manage operational space changes that do not require evaluation or input from the UBCO Strategic Space Committee.

The UBCO Space Working Group is comprised of:

  • Aaron Mogerman (chair), Director, Infrastructure Development
  • Michael Persinger, Facilities Planner
  • Christine Humphries, Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives and Operations (VPRI)
  • Nathalie Walliser, Senior Facilities Planner
  • Jason Stubbs, Facilities Planner
  • Nicola Kane, Project Coordinator
  • Supported by Erika Lachance, Support Services Assistant
  • With academic, technical, and administrative subject matter experts consulted as required

This new space management structure replaces the former UBCO Space Committee.

Questions on the new committee structure can be directed to Phil Barker or Ananya Mukherjee Reed.

Questions on committee and working group access and operations can be directed to Nathalie Walliser.

Sincerely,

Ananya Mukherjee Reed
Provost and Vice-President Academic
UBC Okanagan

Philip Barker
Vice-Principal and Associate Vice-President, Research & Innovation
UBC Okanagan