University of British Columbia


UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (UBC) originated in 1908 with the passage of provincial legislation authorizing creation of a provincial university. The first land was set aside at the proposed site in Point Grey, in VANCOUVER, in 1910 (see UNIVERSITY ENDOWMENT LANDS); construction began in 1914, but all progress ceased with the outbreak of WWI that summer. Meanwhile the Vancouver School Board and McGill Univ in Montreal had collaborated to offer undergraduate courses at Vancouver High School...

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