First Nations Longhouse Expansion

Project Snapshot

Occupancy: 2022
Project Manager: UBC Project Services – James Cornelia

Project Summary

The existing First Nations Longhouse is under construction for expansion. The one-storey 168 sq. m addition will incorporate the post and beam structure on the east side of the building, next to the Xwi7xwa Library. The addition will contain a multi-purpose room and meeting room, as well as an office, counselling room, and washroom. The expansion will support expanded programming by the First Nations House of Learning.

The First Nations House of Learning (FNHL) is based in the First Nations Longhouse. Its mandate is to make the University’s vast resources more accessible to Indigenous people and to improve its ability to meet their needs. It does this by organizing and maintaining Longhouse student services and spaces; overseeing public and academic programming at the Longhouse; leading and supporting strategic planning and communications on UBC Indigenous initiatives; and by providing a point of contact for Indigenous communities. It also engages with the public, media, and UBC personnel on a host of Indigenous-related matters.

During construction, the Xwi7xwa Library is closed to the public during construction. For updates, please visit the UBC Library

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UBC Campus & Community Planning FNIL Expansion