Comox Valley Friday, February 11, 2022 10:00 AM

North Island College (NIC) students will soon be able to live where they learn at the first student housing project set to be built on campus.

The Government of B.C. is investing in student housing as part of Homes for BC, a 10-year housing plan with 8,000 new on-campus student beds to be built by 2028.

To date, 6,077 new beds (3,190 government funded, 2,887 institutional self-funded) for student housing are open or underway, so more British Columbians have affordable housing alternatives to pursue post-secondary education. Provincially funded projects include:

Interior

  • 148 beds at Selkirk College in Castlegar (112) and Nelson (36). Total project cost is $24.5 million ($23.6 million provincial funding).
  • 376 beds at Okanagan College campuses in Vernon (100 beds), Salmon Arm (60 beds) and Kelowna (216 beds). Total project cost is $67.5 million ($66.5 million provincial funding).
  • 220 beds at University of British Columbia – Okanagan in Kelowna. Total project cost is $24.9 million ($18.7 million provincial funding).
  • 533 beds at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. Total project cost is $38 million ($25.5 million provincial funding).
  • 100 beds at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook. Total project cost is $19 million ($12.9 million provincial funding).

Lower Mainland

  • 469 beds at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Burnaby. Total project cost is $114.5 million ($108.5 million provincial funding).
  • 386 beds at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby. Total project cost is $103.5 million ($73 million provincial funding).

Northern B.C.

  • 108 beds at Coast Mountain College in Terrace. Total project cost is $21.6 million ($20.6 million provincial funding).
  • 12 beds at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George. Total project cost is $5.3 million, fully funded by the province.

Vancouver Island

  • 217 beds at North Island College. Total project cost is $65.9 million ($57.3 million provincial funding).
  • 621 beds and new dining facilities at the University of Victoria. Total project cost is $229.2 million ($127.9 million provincial funding).

Media Contacts

Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training

Media Relations
250 833-0969

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