Musqueam Engagement

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UBC acknowledges its Vancouver campus is located on Musqueam’s traditional, ancestral and unceded territory. Musqueam and UBC are working towards a deeper and enduring relationship. Part of this is changing the way the university plans the campus, including deeper engagement with Musqueam and co-developing how to engage Musqueam in Campus Vision 2050.


Campus Vision 2050 is a comprehensive land use planning process that will shape how UBC Vancouver’s physical campus changes and grow over the next 30 years. Visit the Process page to learn more about the Campus Vision 2050 planning process.

Engagement with Musqueam on Campus Vision 2050 thus far has included regular meetings between senior administration from UBC, updates to Chief and Council and community-wide engagement. Community-wide engagement consisted of sessions with Musqueam staff and community members, a community dinner event and a survey specific to Musqueam. The Vision also incorporates learnings from current projects that Musqueam have been involved in, such as the Gateway Health Building under construction and landscape planning underway at the Museum of Anthropology. A Musqueam-UBC Peninsula Coordination workshop also shaped the Vision. The workshop established a deeper understanding of the cultural and ecological importance of the entire Point Grey Peninsula, including the UBC Vancouver campus, for Musqueam people.

Through engagement with Musqueam thus far there have been a wide range of views on growth and change; affirmation of the importance of strengthening Musqueam presence on campus; concern around the potential impacts of growth, including on Pacific Spirit Regional Park, and for traffic and parking issues; and a need to coordinate and manage the impacts of local development (e.g., runoff, sediment control, ensuring infrastructure capacity meets needs).

Engagement with Musqueam is ongoing and UBC will continue to work closely with Musqueam to understand their interests and identify ways to address them.

UBC acknowledges its Vancouver campus is located on Musqueam’s traditional, ancestral and unceded territory. Musqueam and UBC are working towards a deeper and enduring relationship. Part of this is changing the way the university plans the campus, including deeper engagement with Musqueam and co-developing how to engage Musqueam in Campus Vision 2050.


Campus Vision 2050 is a comprehensive land use planning process that will shape how UBC Vancouver’s physical campus changes and grow over the next 30 years. Visit the Process page to learn more about the Campus Vision 2050 planning process.

Engagement with Musqueam on Campus Vision 2050 thus far has included regular meetings between senior administration from UBC, updates to Chief and Council and community-wide engagement. Community-wide engagement consisted of sessions with Musqueam staff and community members, a community dinner event and a survey specific to Musqueam. The Vision also incorporates learnings from current projects that Musqueam have been involved in, such as the Gateway Health Building under construction and landscape planning underway at the Museum of Anthropology. A Musqueam-UBC Peninsula Coordination workshop also shaped the Vision. The workshop established a deeper understanding of the cultural and ecological importance of the entire Point Grey Peninsula, including the UBC Vancouver campus, for Musqueam people.

Through engagement with Musqueam thus far there have been a wide range of views on growth and change; affirmation of the importance of strengthening Musqueam presence on campus; concern around the potential impacts of growth, including on Pacific Spirit Regional Park, and for traffic and parking issues; and a need to coordinate and manage the impacts of local development (e.g., runoff, sediment control, ensuring infrastructure capacity meets needs).

Engagement with Musqueam is ongoing and UBC will continue to work closely with Musqueam to understand their interests and identify ways to address them.

Page last updated: 31 May 2023, 10:03 AM