The Future

[UBC crest]The re-opening of the Faculty Club as the Leon and Thea Koerner University Centre in March of 1999 ensures that the facility will continue to fulfill the original vision of its donors. That vision was eloquently articulated by Leon Koerner (below, UBC Archives photo #1.1/12029) on June 22, 1959 at a formal dinner to mark the opening of the Faculty Club:

We consider this, our gift to the University, as the best investment we ever made and are happy it is so graciously accepted.... May it be and remain a happy cultivated, cultured meeting place and a dignified second home for the members of the University Community - where they will mingle and exchange ideas and thus increase the sense of teamwork so essential a part of university life.
[Leon Koerner]

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Date: March 1999
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