UBC offers a full range of housing options in five distinct neighbourhoods to provide a unique opportunity to live, work and learn in a truly integrated campus community.

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UBC Community Information

The University of British Columbia (UBC) offers a full range of housing options in five distinct neighbourhoods to provide a unique opportunity to live, work and learn in a truly integrated campus community.

The UBC campus and included residential areas are not within the City of Vancouver, but on unincorporated lands referred to as Electoral Area A. The University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA) was established in 2002 to promote the creation of a vibrant and sustainable community for the residents of UBC’s residential neighbourhoods. Today, approximately 7,500 residents live in five UNA neighbourhoods:
 
 
The UBC communities are considered some of the safest neighbourhoods with a generally lower crime rate than most parts of the Lower Mainland. The RCMP provides policing for the entire campus community. There is also a private UBC security patrol that operates from 10 pm to 6 am daily.
 
 

THIS WEEK IN YOUR COMMUNITY

 
PARKS & RECREATION
Community Connection Night
Topic: Laughing in the Year of the Chicken: The Past and Future of Chinese Humor
Christopher Rea’s The Age of Irreverence received the AAS’s 2017 Joseph Levenson Post-1900 Book Prize (China). The book examines how the early twentieth century changed how Chinese people talked about what is funny. Join us for a discussion about past and current trends in Chinese humor, comedy as culture, and why some jokes last the ages--and some don't. Dr. Rea, a Columbia PhD, is Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Literature at UBC.

Date: Saturday, April 8th
Time: 7pm-9pm
Location: The Old Barn Community Centre
Cost: Free! Please register here.
Spring & Summer Program Registration is NOW OPEN!
Register now for Spring and Summer programs, including Spring Break camps coming up soon. It's the perfect time to learn a new skill, develop a new hobby, and get out to meet new people!

View the full program guide online!

Register now to secure your spot before it fills up! Have questions? Come visit us or call the Wesbrook Community Centre at (604) 822-4227.
Barre Fitness
Utilizing the ballet barre and floor to perform small isometric movements set to fantastic music, barre fitness is a total body workout. This low-impact class is suitable for all ages and abilities.
Date: Tuesdays April 11 – June 13
Time: 8:15 – 9:15pm
Location: Wesbrook Community Centre
Cost: View Details
Android App Programming (9-12 years)
Want to create your own app? Join this class and learn how to create an app for your Android! We will be using MIT App Inventor 2
Date: Thursdays April 13 to June 15
Time: 5:15pm-6:15pm
Location: The Old Barn
Cost: View Details
Beginner Spanish For Adults
In this course, you will learn, with a native and qualified teacher, the basic grammar, vocabulary and expressions to use in real life situations. No previous knowledge of Spanish language is needed. Everyone is welcome!
Date: Wednesdays, April 12 to June 14
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Wesbrook Community Centre
Cost: View Details
RoboKids Robotics (6-12 years)
Working in pairs, students use various LEGO elements to create simple robots, and then control them to complete tasks and solve challenges!
Date: Thursdays, April 13 to June 15
Time: 4pm-5pm
Location: The Old Barn
Cost: 6-8 years register here. 9-12 years register here.
Ukulele for Kids (ages 6-13)
With its pleasant sound and small size, the ukulele is an ideal instrument for children to start their musical journey. Come give it a try!
Date: Sundays April 9 – June 18
Time: 1:15 – 2:15pm
Location: Wesbrook Community Centre
Cost: View Details

Beginner Ukulele (ages 14+)
Learn the ukulele! Chords, strums, and techniques that will get you playing songs and start your journey towards musical satisfaction!
Date: Sundays April 9 – June 18
Time: 3:30 – 4:30pm
Location: Wesbrook Community Centre
Cost: View Details
Family Yoga
Bring your family to the community centre for this family friendly yoga class! Suitable for children ages 3 to 12 years and their parents or guardians.
Date: Sunday April 9th
Time: 11am-11:45am
Location: Wesbrook Community Centre
Cost: View Details
Ballroom Dance Social
Date: Sundays, April 9 to June 11, 2017
Time: 8:30 pm -9:45pm
Cost: $5/drop in
Location: The Old Barn Community Centre

New program for the Spring! Join us on Sunday evenings for Waltz, Tango, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep, Samba, Cha Cha, Rumba and Jive. Twirl and swing to stay in shape and charged!
Korean Cooking: The Art of Korean Cuisine
Are you ready to experience the cooking and dining culture of Korean cuisine? Learn how to cook authentic Korean recipes from scratch. Recipes include: Japchae, Marinated Pork, Seafood Pancake and many more!
Date: April 13, April 27, May 18, and June 8
Time: 6:30pm-9pm
Location: Wesbrook Community Centre
Cost: View Details
Community Art Night at The Old Barn
Date: Friday, April 7 - 7:30pm-9:30pm
Location: The Old Barn Community Centre
Cost: $2 drop-in per family

Bring your own supplies for making whatever art or craft you are working on and join us for an evening of creativity and socializing. Drawing and doodling, coloring, watercolors or painting, needlework, knitting, beadwork, card making, whatever!

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Lecture Series: Professor Gu Xiong
Date: Monday, April 10th
Time: 7 to 9pm
Description: Born in Chongqing, China, Gu Xiong is now a Canadian living and working in Vancouver. He is a multi-media artist whose practice centres on created hybrid identities arising from integration of different cultural origins. Through a critical angle in visual art practice,
his work encompasses sociology, geography, economics, politics, and literature, as well as the dynamics of globalization, local culture and identity politics. The construction of a new level of being is Gu Xiong's primary interest.
Language: This lecture will be carried out in English
Cost: Free. More Details.
MY UNA ANNOUNCEMENTS
The UNA office is closed on Good Friday, April 14 (the official B.C Statutory holiday) and Easter Monday, April 17.

The community centres will be open as follows:
Friday: Both Community Centres are CLOSED
Saturday: Regular Hours
Sunday: Both Community Centres are CLOSED
Monday: Holiday Hours – 10 am to 6 pm.
We Want To Hold a Fix-it Clinic!
We’re looking for people who have skills in:
  • soldering
  • electronics or electrical repair
  • sewing or darning
  • wood working
  • and general tinkering
Come help your neighbors troubleshoot and fix their broken stuff by becoming a volunteer coach at our first community Fix-it Clinic.

At Fix-it Clinics, residents bring in small household appliances, clothing and textiles, small hand-made jewellery, toys and stuffed animals, bikes, small electronic devices and more to receive free guided assistance from volunteers with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix their items. These clinics teach basic repair and troubleshooting skills, build community connections, and reduce the number of repairable objects that are thrown in the trash.

Our first Fix-it Clinic will be held on:
Wednesday, April 19 at 5pm.


Please contact Wegland Sit wegland.sit@myuna.ca to volunteer!

Baby and senior sing-along: An intergenerational music program
Wednesday 10:30am to 11:30 am in Tapestry in Wesbrook village. Free.

Looking for something to do with your toddler? Come join us at the next baby and senior sing-along. This fantastic and FREE program brings together UTOWN@UBC toddlers, their caregivers and seniors for a little singing, socializing and snacking! The singing is lead by Lee Ann Steyns of Signing Babies Vancouver and requires no special experience or ability. Read more!

OTHER COMMUNITY NEWS
UBC Point Grey Campus will be observing Easter Friday (April 14th) as a statutory holiday. Easter Monday (April 17th) is not a statutory holiday so construction work can proceed on regulated construction hours.
UBC Farm Spring Pop-Up Market
Date: April 18, 2017
Time: 4:30 to 5:30PM
Location: UBC Farm, 3461 Ross Drive
Cost: FREE!

Until our summer farmers markets begin in June, UBC Farm is hosting a spring pop-up market every other Tuesday at your neighborhood farm! Enjoy our seasonal, farm-fresh, and certified organic produce, seeds, and eggs (no limit per person). Cash, debit and credit cards accepted. Free 2-hour parking.
UBC Farm Volunteer Orientation
Date: April 19, 2017
Time: 11:00AM to 12:30 PM
Location: UBC Farm, 3461 Ross Drive
Cost: FREE!

Curious about growing food, learning about Indigenous medicinal plants, working with children, or learning how a certified organic farm operates? Come volunteer at UBC Farm, an oasis in your backyard! Sign up for an orientation to learn how:
http://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/community/volunteer-program
Seeking Focus Group Participants
We are seeking input from parents to examine perceptions of the initial draft of the Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years. A panel of experts in Canada have developed an initial draft of an integrated movement guideline for the Early Years age group (0-4 years). These guidelines include the following movementbehaviours: physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep.

Through focus groups (45 to 60 minutes), this study will seek your thoughts on the need for 24-hour Movement Behaviour Guidelines, the content of the guidelines, and how you may use them. You will receive $20 for your participation in this study.

Please contact kin.24hr.guidelines@ubc.ca if you’d like to find out more about the study and how to participate.
Milal Run 2017
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time: Fair: opens at 10:30am. Race: 11:00am – 1:00pm. Ceremonies: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Start/Finish at University Commons
Sidewalks along East Mall, Main Mall, Crescent Road, Memorial Road, Lower Mall, Thunderbird Boulevard. See attached route map.

Details:
  • Event participants will be following rules of the road and running on the sidewalks
  • There will be no road closures
  • Access will be maintained at all times to parking lots, laneways, fire lanes and buildings
  • Event Volunteers will be positioned to ensure that participants travel safely across the roads.
  • Event Volunteers will not be stopping or directing vehicle traffic
  • Fair will be set up at University Commons – booths, tables, chairs.
  • Access will be maintained at University Commons.
  • A sound system will be used at levels heard only in the immediate area. Event noise will not disrupt classes or university operations.

UBC Community Services and Resources

UBC is one of the most exciting and vibrant communities in the Lower Mainland. Living in the great university community offers world-class restaurants, hospital, entertainment, schools, sport centres, and childcare facilities. I want to share with you my experience and knowledge to help you discover the best in UBC living.

Medical and Health Facilities

University Village Medical and Dental Clinic
Suite 228 - 2155 Allison Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1T5
Phone: 604-222-2273
Fax: 604-222-3403