The UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre is a world-class dairy cattle teaching and research facility as well as a modern working dairy farm located in Agassiz, BC. The beautiful new 32 bed residence will provide residential environment for researchers and students who are doing basic research and innovative applied work of immediate benefit to the dairy industry.
“Having an on-site residence will allow us to increase our research productivity by having students and visiting scientists at the Centre 24/7,” said Jim Thompson, Director, UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre. “It will also save students considerable travel time and will give them the added experience of living in an international campus-like environment while being able to conduct research round the clock.”
“We’re very proud of this particular facility,” said Rickey Yada, Dean, Faculty of Land and Food Systems. “The new student residence provides an exceptional environment for our students and will help further support our teaching and research goals.”
Construction of the new student residence was generously supported by BC Dairy Association (DIREC), Greenbelt Veterinary Services, Hi-Pro Feeds, Kamloops Okanagan Dairymen’s Association and Mainland Milk Producers Association.