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Local Amenities

Local Amenities

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Congress information services
Banking
Bookstore
Computer labs and print services
Convenience stores and groceries
Faith and spirituality services
Food services
Health services and walk-in clinics
Internet
Library
Luggage storage
Parking and local transportation
Quiet spaces
Recreation
Security
Sustainability on campus

Congress information services

Each year, a dedicated Information Centre and a number of Information Kiosks are established to assist attendees during their Congress experience.

Information Centre

The Information Centre is located within the Congress Hub, on the second level in the AMS Nest along with Registration and Expo.

Attendees can find information on:

  • Accessibility services
  • Local amenities and tourism
  • Lost and found
  • Luggage storage
  • Transportation and parking

Hours of operation
Friday May 31 – 10:00 to 17:00
Saturday June 1 to Thursday June 6 – 07:30 to 17:00
Friday June 7 – 07:30 to 12:00

Information Kiosks

Several outdoor information kiosks will be conveniently placed around campus. Check the Congress 2019 map for locations.

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Banking

Available at the Congress Hub
TD Bank ATM – Lower level
BMO Bank ATM – Main level 
RBC Bank ATM – Main level
RBC Bank Branch – Main level
VanCity – exterior – facing Aquatic Centre
DC Bank ATM – The Pit Pub
DC Bank ATM – North Elevator on Lower level
DC Bank ATM – Second floor next to the Info desk

Other Campus locations
Scotiabank Branch – 5960 University Boulevard
Bank of Montreal Branch – 2142 Western Parkway # 105
CIBC Branch – 5796 University Boulevard

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Bookstore

UBC Bookstore - Point Grey Campus
Main phone number (Vancouver Campus): 604 822 2665
General Inquiries: ubc.bookstore@ubc.ca
6200 University Blvd (across from Congress Hub)

Congress Bookstore Hours
Saturday, June 1               11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 2                  11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday, June 3                9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Tuesday, June 4                9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday, June 5         9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday, June 6               9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday, June 7                     9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Congress Convenience Hours (C-store)
Saturday, June 1               9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 2                  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday, June 3                8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday, June 4                8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 5         8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday, June 6               8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday, June 7                     8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Whether you need textbooks, food, coffee, a laptop, tablet or other tech item, souvenirs, UBC Thunderbirds sportswear, residence supplies, stationery, gifts, or general books, stop by the UBC Bookstore.

Bookstore will provide a 20% discounts to all delegates for regular priced giftware, clothing and trade books (general reading books-not textbooks) Delegates need only to show their badges or mention they are part of congress 2019.

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Computer labs and print services

Computer labs
(coming soon)

Print services
Pay for Print is a service that allows students, faculty, staff, and visitors at UBC to print, copy and scan documents efficiently. Pay for Print uses the UBCcard to allow anyone to use specially marked printers which are located across campus.

Visitors to the campus are able to use the Pay for Print service by purchasing a re-loadable guest card to pay for printing services on specially marked printers. These re-loadable cards are available from any Library Circulation Desk, Food Services Outlet or at Residence’s Check-in counters.

Please note: Most students will need to update their CWL password before using the Pay for Print service. You can reset your CWL password on the CWL My Account page.

Pay for Print printers are located throughout the university. Print jobs can easily be submitted from public access workstations in the library, some participating departmental student labs, or online at https://it.ubc.ca/services/desktop-print-services/pay-printAccount balance can be managed online via the web dashboard.

Visitors to UBC will need to use a UBC Guest Card; the number and pin code on this card allows access to Pay for Print services.

Funds in the UBC Card can also be spent at UBC Food Services outlets.

(more info to come)

Pick up your posters and banners at UBC
Will you need to print conference posters for Congress? UBC Studios is the dedicated print facility right on UBC campus, specializing in quality printing of wide-format academic posters, stand-up banners, and graphic design services. A special rate for Congress for wide-format poster printing can be arranged up to a week prior to the start of Congress. You may order your posters or stand up banners in advance online and pick them up at the Nest when you arrive on campus (Printing room pick up TBC for now)

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Convenience stores and groceries

On-campus

Corner Store, UBC Bookstore
6200 University Boulevard
604.822.2665
Directions

Saturday, June 1               9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 2                  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday, June 3                8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday, June 4                8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 5         8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday, June 6               8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday, June 7                     8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Harvest, Ponderosa Commons
Corner of University Blvd & West Mall
604.827.3007
Directions

Saturday, June 1               7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 2                  7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Monday, June 3                7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, June 4                7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, June 5         7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Thursday, June 6               7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday, June 7                     7:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Grocery Checkout, Level 1 AMS Nest
6133 University Boulevard
778.654.4900
Directions

Saturday, June 1               10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, June 2                  10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Monday, June 3                8:30 AM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, June 4                8:30 AM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, June 5         8:30 AM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, June 6               8:30 AM to 9:30 PM
Friday, June 7                     8:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Off-campus

Granville Island Produce
604.677.3388 (call ahead to confirm hours of operations)
5767 Dalhousie Road

Save-On-Foods
5945 Berton Avenue

Saturday, June 1               10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, June 2                  10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Monday, June 3                9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, June 4                9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, June 5         9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, June 6               9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday, June 7                     9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

7-Eleven
3695 W 10th Avenue

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Faith and spirituality services

University Chapel
5375 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1K3
604.222.0800
uc@universitychapel.org
Directions

Trinity Central
Sunday evening service at UBC
6:30 pm at Carey Theological College
info@trinitycentral.org
Directions

St. Mark Parish
5939 Iona Drive
604.822.0261
parish.smark@rcav.org
Directions

Jumu’ha Prayers
Jumu’ah prayers are held at Marine Drive Residence Ballroom at 1:10 pm (all year)
askmsaubc@gmail.com
Information

Chaplains at UBC
Curious about a specific faith? Or perhaps you just want talk to someone in the religious community on campus? Find a chaplain at UBC.  The current membership includes Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and Bahá'í representation. Among Christian denominations you will find representatives from the Anglican, Baptist, Brethren Tradition, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and United Churches.

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Food services

Consult the food services page for more information.

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Health Services and Walk-in clinics

UBC Hospital
2211 Westbrook Mall
604-822-7121

Walk-in Clinic
University Village Medical & Dental
228 Allison Road
604-822-2273 x 2

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Internet

The University of British Columbia will make a wireless network available to all Congress attendees.

Network name (SSID): Congress 2019

Password: Encore2019!

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Library

(coming soon)

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Luggage storage

Information Centre
Complimentary same-day only luggage storage is available to all attendees in the Information Centre, within the Congress Hub, during operational hours.

On-campus accommodations ONLY
For all attendees staying in on-campus accommodations, limited same-day luggage storage will be provided. Please inquire at the reception desk of the residence in which you are staying.

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Parking and local transportation

Consult the local transportation page for more information.

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Quiet spaces

The University of British Columbia is pleased to provide designated quiet spaces for Congress attendees, which will be open for the duration of Congress 2019.

(coming soon)

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Recreation

To enhance your experience at UBC Point Grey, we invite you to participate in our UBC Athletics and Recreation Facilities. During your free time you can enjoy recreational opportunities at the UBC Aquatic Centre, BirdCoop Fitness Centre or ARC Fitness Centre.

Cost

3 Day Congress Conference Pass - $20
OR
1 Week Congress Conference Pass - $35

  • Please present your congress ID badge to purchase the pass at the Aquatic Centre, BirdCoop or ARC Fitness Centre front desks
  • Passes allow access to unlimited use (depending on schedules) during the timeframe of the pass
  • Passes are valid during the duration of Congress from June 1-7, 2019

Locations

UBC Aquatic Centre
6080 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
https://goo.gl/maps/7jaXKP6wEhz

BirdCoop Fitness Centre @ UBC Student Recreation Centre
6000 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
https://goo.gl/maps/SP9wo2HZZjw

ARC Fitness Centre @ UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
https://goo.gl/maps/Wzs7gcVZxuC2

Activities and Times
At the UBC Aquatic Centre, please check the drop in schedule for available times for drop in swimming (50m/25m lane swim, leisure pool, hot tub, steam and sauna) and drop in aqua fitness classes.

At the BirdCoop and ARC Fitness Centres (full fitness centres with cardio, weight machines, free weights and functional areas/equipment), please check the hours of operation beforehand.

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Security

The University of British Columbia’s Campus Security provides 24/7 security services including security patrols, security dispatch, alarm response, and emergency call stations. For more information, consult the University of British Columbia’s Resources and tips for your personal security.  Please refer to Personal Safety and Security (coming soon) for more information on services available to Congress guests.

UBC Campus Security

NCE Building - 2133 East Mall

  • Campus emergency number: 604-822-2222
  • Police, ambulance and fire: 911

When calling, state it is an emergency. As the campus is made up several buildings with distinct addresses, please become familiar with the name of the building you are in to help with location.

Campus Blue Phones

Blue Phones can be found across campus and are available 24/7. If you see a crime being committed, need immediate assistance or directions, you are encouraged to use the Blue Phones. Push the button once and you will be connected to the Campus Security dispatcher. For emergency situations, dial 911 directly if you have a phone available. Consult this map for blue phone locations.

Blue Phones can be found across campus, and are available 24/7. If you see a crime being committed, need immediate assistance or directions, you are encouraged to use the Blue Phones. Push the button once and you will be connected to the Campus Security dispatcher. For emergency situations, dial 911 directly if you have a phone available. Please view the map for the location of all blue phones:

When to use a Blue Phone

If there’s an emergency, dial 911 immediately.  Blue Phones have been installed for safety.

All campus users are encouraged to activate a Blue Phone if you need help including:

  • A crime is in progress or witnessed
  • You are being harassed or feel threatened
  • If you are ill or require medical attention
  • If you require assistance or directions

AMS Safewalk

Safewalk is a free service provided by the AMS which will send a co-ed pair of walkers to accompany you to any location on campus between 21:00-02:00. Safewalk works closely with Campus Security and the RCMP to keep your safety a number one priority.

For a walk:

  • Call 604-822-5355
  • Use a UBC Blue Phone and ask for Safewalk
  • Approach any Safewalk Team (look for red Safewalk jackets)
  • Drop by the SafeWalk office (LIFE building – main floor)

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Sustainability on campus

The UBC Sustainability Initiative undertakes key cross-cutting functions such as connector, curator and facilitator of a wide breadth of sustainability programs and activities across campus.

In partnership with many other groups, the Sustainability Initiative integrates and enhances sustainability themes into teaching, learning, and student engagement activities, supports interdisciplinary urban research, advances regional and international engagement with sustainability partners, manages UBC’s Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, and host the UBC office of the Pacific Institute of Climate Solutions.

Waste 
At UBC, we separate our waste into four streams: food scraps, containers, paper and garbage. You'll see the Sort it Out stations conveniently placed in buildings and other locations around campus. But our bins don't recycle by themselves--they rely on you to Sort it Out. Materials placed in the wrong stream cause contamination, and contamination can lead to all the items ending up in the landfill. However, organic and recyclable material is banned from Metro Vancouver landfills.

UBC's Zero Waste Action Plan sets the goal of diverting 80 per cent of our waste from the landfill by 2020. You can help by learning what goes where and sorting your waste correctly.  To find out more about UBC’s Sustainability initiatives including the Green Building Action Plan and Climate Change & Energy, please visit www.sustain.ubc.ca

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