The ballots have been counted, and the results are in. After months of consultations and a spirited referendum campaign, BCIT students voted decisively in favour of proceeding with plans to build a new Student Centre. Of 2,126 students who voted, 55% voted in favour of the new building.
The Student Association will now commence formal discussions with BCIT to determine how best to integrate this proposal into the Campus Development Plan. This will be followed by further consultations with students to shape the final design of the building before construction begins.
“It is the role of the Student Association to advocate for the needs of all BCIT students,” said BCITSA President Matthew May. “No matter how any individual voted, I want to assure all students that as we proceed with this project, we will always keep our responsibility as good stewards of student money at the forefront of our thinking. This building will ultimately go a long way towards fulfilling our mission to enhance student life.”