CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT: CANADA EDUCATION PARK (CEP) CAMPUS

| Overview | Academic Plan | Learning Space Planning | Space Program Development |
| Project Timelines Design | Design Development | Construction/Renovation |


NEWS - $7.22M in upgrades to Canada Education Park

April 2008 - June 2011

Project Cost: $40 million

OVERVIEW

UFV is now at the stage of beginning to develop Phase II of the new University campus at the Canada Education Park (CEP) in Chilliwack. CEP is nestled in the heart of the Garrison Crossing development which revitalized the former Canadian Forces Base into a residential community. Educatioanal partners at the Canada Education Park include the RCMP, Justice Institute, Department of National Defence and Canada Border Services. Working together with the CEP partners and the City of Chilliwack, an infrastructure plan has been developed to support the entire site and dovetail the various master plans together.

UFV’s new Trades and Technology Centre, and a portion of Tyson Road, were constructed in Phase I on the CEP site in 2007. The development project in Phase II will include site works and the renovation of the Engineering Building (1090) to accommodate the relocation of activities from the UFV Chilliwack North Campus (CNC) and future growth. The proposed academic plan for the CEP site will focus on Health Sciences, Teacher Education, and Trades & Technology, as well as most other current offerings at the Chilliwack North campus, and will include a First Nations Gathering Place as a main feature in the new building.


ACADEMIC PLAN

CEP Education/Relocation Plan: 2012/13

Program*

Current
FTE 07/08

Growth
FTEs

Total
Projected
2012/13

Comments

Trades/Technology*

563

138

701

New Autobody and Plumbing; transfer CTC drafted; some increases as issues with transition are addressed. Note: new programs do not require arts/science service courses.

Upgrading and University Prep

86

14

100

Growth programs in literacy and workplace skills.

ESL

0

25

25

Additional ESL cohort

Continuing Studies (incl Trades)

49

32

81

 

Teacher Education

58

79

137

Second intake elementary program 09/10; introduction secondary program. Teacher Ed post-bacc certificate.

Health*

345

115

460

Post graduate certificates; growth in new program areas. Growth in Nursing because of three-year degree.

Business**

28

7

35

First-year focus

Arts**

170

32

202

Additional Arts cohort

Crim**

23

4

27

 

Science**

73

49

122

New general science and KPE (27 FTEs) cohorts. Some growth in providing health sciences service courses.

Other Prof Studies** (SOWK, ECE)

56

29

85

Expansion of Applied Business Tech (12 FTEs) and small increases in existing programs.

Other instructional activity

5

2

7

 

TOTAL

1456

526

1982

 

* The objective is to determine FTE growth for the ministry target areas of health and trades and technology. Projected new growth FTEs of 292 for 09/10 would include targeted growth from health (28 FTEs) plus other areas of high priority. Balance of new growth from other program areas. Projected growth FTEs of 265 for 10/11 would include targeted growth from trades (TBA) and health (TBA) for a total of TBA FTEs. Balance of growth will be from other program areas.

**Assumption: FTE growth in Arts, Science, and Business Admin in Professional Studies will be regionally based, drawing from Chilliwack region. Assumption: growth to 2011/12 extensively dependent on Chilliwack high school graduates with three exceptions: health sciences, teacher ed and trades/tech. High school population projections indicate that enrolments are fairly stable over the coming years. Based on past trends, we expect to draw a maximum of 35-40% of the Chilliwack direct-entry high school graduates. FTE growth in non-destination programs will also depend on how the courses scheduled, packaged, and delivered to meet the demands of the regionally based students. Currently, 2/5 of all registrations taken by residents from the Chilliwack and east area are held at the Abbotsford campus.


LEARNING SPACE PLANNING
In addition to the work we are doing on space planning we would like to explore new ideas on learning spaces and imagine how we can transform our educational facilities into the best learning environment possible. Following are links to some resources and materials regarding learning spaces:

Creating Powerful Learning Environments - Jacqueline P. Ashby
Designing Spaces for Effective Learning - JISC
Learning Space Design - SCUP


SPACE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Developing a functional space program for the new campus at CEP is very complex and involves consultation with many user groups and functional areas. Resource Planning Group (RPG) is leading this exercise and has helped us develop functional space programs on previous capital projects. The space program considers virtual space needs required to support the academic plan and includes the size of space required, storage, special equipment, number of occupants, adjacencies and functional relationships with other people or areas.

The following are meeting notes from various space planning sessions with RPG:
Apr 29, Jun 12, Oct 1 - Health Science
Nov 24, 10:00am - Faculty of Science
Nov 24, 1:00pm - IMS, ITS, Facilities, MarComm, Alumni, Ancillary Services
Nov 25, 10:00am - Student Union, Athletics, Student Life
Nov 25, 1:00pm - International Education, Advising/Counselling, Financial Aid, Aboriginal Services,  Admissions & Records, Disability Services, Career Services
Nov 26, 1:30pm - Teacher Education program
Dec 1, 11:30am - Learning Commons, Library, Math Centre, Writing Centre, Assessment Services
Jan 8, 9:30am - Finance & Admin Directors
Jan 8, 1:00pm - Adult Education, Upgrading & University Prep
Jan 27, 10:30am - Faculty of Arts, Continuing Studies (Notes)
• Feb 27, 10:30am - Library Advisory Committee (Notes)
Feb 27, 1:00pm - Senior Administration
Mar 30, 9:00am - CEP Space Planning (Presentation)

 




PROJECT TIMELINES DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
• August 2006 Purchased 85 acres at the Canada Education Park (CEP)

Phase I
• October 2007 Trades & Technology Centre opened (TTC)

Phase II
• December 2007 - Master Plan Developed
• April 2008 - June 2009 Space Planning & Consultation with RPG
• October 2008 - CEP Partnership Agreement & Infrastructure planning
• January 2009 - CEP Academic plan
• May 2009 - Project Architect retained
• November 2009 - Roads & Services (CEPCO)
• January 2010 - Building Construction
• Summer 2011 - Campus relocation from Chilliwack North campus to CEP campus
• Fall 2011 - CEP campus startup
• 2016 Phase III - Theatre Development complete


DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

CEP Master Plan

Aboriginal Gathering Places

Trades & Technology Centre - Photo Gallery

 

 

Open Forum & Design Kick off (October 9, 2009)


• Minutes


ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

Overview of Design Scope:

The CEP Campus Project includes, complete interior & exterior renovations to the 8 500 square meters existing 1090 Engineering building and a significant new addition of 5 000 square meters which includes:
• Conversion of existing teaching space into classrooms, offices, student space and labs as well as:
• A First Nations gathering place for a variety of activities and study space
• Retrofit building control and life-safety systems to achieve integration with UFV Abbotsford Campus
• Major refurbishment of the existing roof system and exterior steel structures
• Introduction of natural light into instruction and work spaces
• Requirement to achieve minimum LEED Gold equivalency

Site works include:
• Demolition of eleven (11) derelict buildings
• Design and construction of a pedestrian oriented landscaped boulevard
• Exploration of geothermal energy for both buildings

Overview of Design Scope:
• Feb 23/09 – Mar 20/09 Search for Architect
• Design Meetings starting in May


SCHEMATIC DESIGNSpace_Program_Blocks.pdf

Updated Plans - June 2010 (Stantec Architects) 



CONSTRUCTION / RENOVATION

Construction Schedule:
•Commencing - January 2010


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