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Here are a few facts and figures to introduce you to the University Endowment Lands (UEL):

  • The UEL was established through the University Endowment Land Act in 1907.

  • The UEL consists of approximately 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres), more than half of which (763 hectares or 1,900 acres) is contained within Pacific Spirit Regional Park.

  • The UEL Administration Office was originally located at the corner of University Boulevard and Allison Road. That building, built in 1936, burned down on June 25, 1993. The current Administration Office is located at 5495 Chancellor Boulevard near Acadia Road.

  • Virtually all of the lands now within the UEL are private property or part of Pacific Spirit Regional Park. A small amount of land remains under Provincial ownership, most of which is associated with the UEL Administration Office and Public Works Yard and local roads

  • The UEL’s 2008 population is approximately 4,000 residents. The housing stock is a mix of single-family dwellings, low rise and high rise apartments.

  • All of the UEL’s multi-family developments are located within the University Village area near the intersection of University Boulevard and Wesbrook Mall. The University Village is also the UEL’s commercial precinct, containing offices, retail, restaurants and various services.

  • Jim Everett Memorial Park on University Boulevard was formally dedicated in 1986 in memory of Jim Everett, who was a driving force behind the effort to start a community recreation program for the youth of the UEL and the adjacent family housing area in the University of British Columbia (UBC). The park was designed by well known landscape architect Cornelia Oberlander, who also happens to be a UEL resident.