UTown@UBC Youth Initiatives

As more housing is built at UBC, the campus is evolving into a vibrant community! UBC is committed to creating an inclusive environment for students, faculty, staff and residents of UBC and the University Endowment Lands (UEL), and strongly believes that developing a lively, integrated and socially sustainabale community is essential for a shared future.

We recognize that the unique energy, ideas and perspectives that today’s youth can bring to a community. By providing opportunities for young people of all backgrounds and interests to achieve their full potential, we can build a strong, dynamic community for the future; that's why in 2001, Campus + Community Planning launched the Community Youth Initiative. The goal was to create a safe, child and youth friendly community by addressing the needs of young people who live at UBC.

We established the Community Youth Initiative in partnership with several community groups, including:

  • University Hill Elementary
  • University Hill Secondary
  • RCMP
  • UBC Campus Security
  • UBC Alma Mater Society (AMS)
  • UBC Housing and Conferences
  • University Endowment Lands