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UBC General Information
A legislation was passed to build a university on Point Grey during on of Vancouverís great booms in 1908. By the year 1914, the university project deteriorated leaving unfinished buildings and undeveloped land. Students and lecturers were forced into crowded shacks and basements for a number of years.
Finally in the year 1922, student bodies rose up in a protest by giving a massive demonstration march known as Great Trek to Point Grey. Their march was successful and within two weeks, a grant of $1,500,00 was given and a large plot of land was pledged for development. In 1925, after a long period of 15 years, the University of British Columbia opened its doors to the public.
The university have grown over the span of 30 years, starting from a small institution into a large and cosmopolitan place. Known simply as UBC, it boast the largest cyclotron facility (known as TRIUMF and the Asian Centre which was developed to understand international understanding between Asia and Canada.
As the second largest university in Canada boasting 31,000 students and has more than 100 academic departments, schools, research institutes and centres administered through 12 faculties. You can do the free walking tours during summer which runs on weekday at 10am and 1pm.
At the edge of the University of British Columbia is the Pacific Spirit Regional Park. The park is part of the university and has many interesting trails for you to explore.
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