Higher Living

real estate sign on the UBC campus

real estate sign on the UBC campus

I recently gave some lectures at a summer school held at the University of British Columbia. The campus and the city of Vancouver were stunningly beautiful, but I was surprised to see that UBC is selling off part of their endownment land so that developers can build $2 million  town homes.  This is expecially ironic in a city where new professors cannot afford even a modest home anywhere near the campus. While other West Coast campuses are building low cost housing in order to be able to recruit new faculty, UBC is going in the opposite direction. They have even adopted an ironic slogan, suggesting that they strive to be a seat of higher living rather than a seat of higher learning.

real estate sign on the UBC campus

real estate sign on the UBC campus

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