The University of British Columbia (UBC) is situated on Vancouver’s west side, only 25 minutes by car to downtown or the airport. Our public transit network offers many bus routes with frequent service between UBC and the van area. . Our location is complemented by nearby shops and restaurants that are within walking distance of guest rooms, meeting space, campus amenities. UBC’s vibrant neighbourhood has quality community services such as banks, grocery stores, pharmacy, libraries, attractions and recreation including the Museum of Anthropology, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Botanical Gardens and the Aquatic Centre. Many of these onsite facilities offer great opportunities for hosing social events and functions. From May through August, UBC offers more than 2,000 affordable accommodations for groups of all sizes; from dormitory rooms, to apartments and private suites, to hotel suites offering various price points for your group with varying budgetary needs. There is a wide variety of meeting space options for groups – from academic classrooms and residence meeting rooms to athletic and performing arts facilities. Our academic classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and WiFi connectivity. Onsite audiovisual providers are available to provide technical support and expertise to meet your program’s audiovisual needs. Our in-house caterer, Wescadia Catering specializes in full-service and casual catering will work with you to design custom menu and provide event coordination assistance. They will work with you in planning everything from board meetings, to conferences and social events. For more budget friendly options, our cafeterias offer economical and flexible meal plans. Our professional and experienced conference services staff will assist you with planning and organizing your meetings and events from catering, to audiovisual services, to accommodation and event scheduling. Whether your group is 20 or 2,000, we will work with you to customize a program that will meet your program needs and create memorable experiences for your delegates.