EcoCampus

Through a series of donations, York University has consolidated a property of 25 acres, across from the Las Nubes Forest Reserve, where its building the Lillian Meighen Wright Centre (known as the EcoCampus) stands. This property is the headquarters of our new Semester Abroad program, which will start in the Summer 2017. If you are interested in hosting a seminar, congress, retreats, or need a place to conduct your research, write or perform, contact us at lasnubes@yorku.ca.

Green Building

The Lillian Meighen Wright Centre is 400 square metres, which includes:

  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Rain water catchment and storage
  • Living filters for grey waters
  • Natural ventilation
  • Landscape friendly design
  • Bird friendly windows
  • FSC Certified construction materials

Room and Board

  • 2 multiple occupancy bedrooms with shared bathrooms (3 bunks per room for an occupancy of 6) for a total occupancy of 12
  • 2 double rooms with private baths for a total occupancy of 4
  • Cafeteria with capacity for 50

Seminars, Workshops, Presentations

  • Stage/Auditorium/Conference Room (60 seats)
  • 2 Classrooms (25 seats)

Laboratories

  • Wet/Dry Lab
  • Computer and Audiovisual Facilities
  • Botanical Garden
  • Green House

Trails and Hikes

  • Rainforest trails in Las Nubes Reserve
  • Community Hikes in Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor
  • Riparian Forest hike along Peñas Blancas river

Community Projects and Services

  • Local Committee for the Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor
  • Rural Community Tourism
  • Reforestation
  • Environmental Education