Accommodation available to BC wildfire evacuees at UBC Okanagan

UBC’s Okanagan campus advised today that summer accommodation in their student residences remain available to those that have been affected by BC wildfires.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard said:

"I am saddened by the devastation and disruption being caused by the wildfires across the province and the thoughts of everyone at UBCO are with all those affected.

Our campus is part of the provincial emergency response plan and we work closely with authorities to provide accommodation to firefighting personnel and evacuees when required. While these emergency accommodations have not been requested at this time, we stand ready to assist should they be needed.

In addition to the provincial emergency response, our campus continues to offer low cost and family friendly accommodation to anyone displaced by the fires. I encourage those still seeking a safe place to stay to contact our Conferences and Accommodation team.”

More information on UBC Okanagan guest facilities can be found at: okanagan.ubcconferences.com/accommodations

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