The University of Victoria is working with Rogers Communications and TELUS Mobility to improve cellphone service throughout all areas of the campus. For many years, cellphone coverage on campus has been declining with growth in the number and data demands of cellphone users. The project involves the placement of new cellphone antennas on the roof of the Bob Wright Centre building. They will supplement the existing communications infrastructure that is in place and will improve service for all campus cellphone users, with particular improvements to the south and east sides of the campus. The project will be required to meet all regulatory approvals as set out by Industry Canada and is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2013.
An Open House meeting has been scheduled from 3:00 – 6:00 pm in the Michele Pujol room in the Student Union Building on Monday, June 17th. Rogers, TELUS and Bell representatives will be in attendance, with display material and information on the project and will able to respond to questions.
Engagement Approach: The Community Engagement Framework report provides for a consistent methodology to be used to determine the overall approach to an engagement program for campus land use planning and development projects. An engagement approach in the inform category has been determined for this project, based on the nature of the project relative to the criteria listed and a review of the likely impacts.