The University of Victoria will be embarking on the construction of a housing and dining facility. The facility will be built from mass timber in order to reduce the building’s carbon footprint, support the forestry sector, and create opportunities in BC. The housing and dining facility is set to open in September and will include space for 783 beds. UVic is also undertaking two other mass timber construction projects: an engineering and computer science expansion and the National Centre for Indigenous Laws. “UVic is leading by doing – advancing green building design and construction, fostering innovation and technologies to create new jobs and prosperity for the province, and deepening our commitment to climate action and sustainability,” said UVic President Kevin Hall. The Star| BC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.