The proposal to establish a education centre in Whistler on the Alpha Lands has officially changed its name.
Originally branded Whistler U the project is now being called Whistler International Campus to better reflect what the proposal is about according to a press release issued today (Monday, July 30).
"It has become evident to us that the Whistler U moniker was confusing the public in that there was a belief that we were only proposing to build a private university," said proponent Doug Player. "We have always said we wanted to build a learning campus anchored by a university and the name change better reflects our mission and purpose.
"We already have an outstanding university ready to offer programs so we felt the new name better descries the broad range of learning opportunities that will be offered to an international clientele."
Currently in front of council for consideration the project proposes a campus that would encompass a multi-institutional approach with the University of Northern British Columbia and the British Columbia Institute of Technology already partners. The private Whistler U will be added upon government approval.
It calls for a private international secondary school, a leadership centre and a research and development centre that includes the arts.