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UBCO preparing for growth over the next 20 years

2 days, 21 hours agoUBC’s Okanagan campus is putting a plan in action to expand academic and residential facilities to cover the next 20 years of growth — preparing for the potential doubling of its population. UBCO currently has a population of around 8,500.

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