Provincial funding improves access to learning for VIU students

Nanaimo Monday, August 29, 2022, 2:00 PM

  • Vancouver Island University’s existing infrastructure will be renovated, refurbished and upgraded to meet people’s needs and make the university more accessible for everyone.
  • Planning and design will begin in fall 2022 and the work is expected to be completed by early 2025.
  • The project cost is $3.5 million with the Province funding $3.3 million.
  • Planned projects include:
    • upgrade of nine non-accessible washrooms to be universally accessible and inclusive;
    • remediation of the three steepest and least navigable ramp and sidewalk routes, making them easier to use; and
    • renovation of eight-tiered classrooms to permit access and full participation for all users.
  • Where applicable, new mechanical and electrical systems will be replaced with low-energy consumption options, including LED lighting, energy-efficient fans and low-flow plumbing fixtures.
  • Enhancing pedestrian mobility around campus will reduce the need for people to use vehicles to transport themselves up and down the sloped campus.

This is on bc govt Govt Website go to the link here

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