Tech Park Numbers
1,300 direct jobs.
28 tenant companies and organizations.
17,774 m2 of fully leased space, zoned to expand to 38,500 m2.
14-ha natural, campus-like setting in Saanich.
8 km from UVic.
2005—year that UVic purchases VITP. The former Glendale Institution was converted by the BC Buildings Corporation and holds a “Gold” certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
$280-million annual economic impact on the BC economy by VITP tenants (2005).
Volunteer Search and Rescue. Be nice to techies: they may save your life one day.
Geocaching. A tech version of the old scavenger hunt. Participants use a GPS to hide and seek containers.
Jam Sessions. Music soothes the savage programmer.
Playing Rugby. An excellent cure for lab-fever.
Trial Riding. Using a motorbike or mountain bike to slowly negotiate man-made and natural obstacles.
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