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2016 UNA Election Directors Elected

The 2016 Annual General Meeting was held September 28th from 7:00-9:00PM in The Old Barn Community Centre.

2016 UNA Elections

Directors elected:

ALEXANDER, RICHARD
ESCALONA, RAYMUNDO
WANG, WEI (ROSE)




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Vista Point YMCA Child Care Centre

The Vista Point YMCA Child Care Centre has been made possible through a partnership between the YMCA, the University Neighbourhoods Association and UBC. This centre has been built with the expressed purpose of addressing child care needs for UBC’s growing residential community, with priority for families who do not work or study at UBC. It is intended to complement the services provided by UBC Child Care Services, who give priority to families who work or study at UBC. Vista Point offers 25 spaces for children ages 30 months to 5 years. For more information click here.




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Fall 2016 Program Guide

Basketball or ballet? Zumba or yoga? Robotics or watercolours? No need to choose, we’ve got you covered! The We Are Community Fall 2016 guide, featuring programs and events at the Wesbrook Community Centre and The Old Barn, is now available. Online registration is now open, in-person registration is also available now. Don’t miss out, register […]

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UNA Beverage Recycling Initiative

The University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA) –  is excited to collaborate with Encorp Pacific (Return-It) and United We Can to develop a recycling program that makes social, environment and economic sense. We have 5 buildings participated so far, and our program is about to generate one new full-time position in UWC. Get involve and signup for […]

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UBC Alert – Emergency Notification

Emergency notifications from UBC Alert, an emergency notification system, will be sent to UNA residents who are UNA Members, or who have a UNA Access Card. The text message will provide immediate information on how to respond and/or where to obtain additional information.




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The UNA Good Neighbour Video Series

“The UNA Good Neighbour” is a series of videos produced by the UNA. This is a fun way to learn about various important topics on living in the UNA community. Check out the fourth released video “Noisy Neighbours”.




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Single-Person 72hr Emergency Preparedness Kits

*Due to recent manufacturing demand, we have limited kits available.  Please place your order asap!!!* Included in each kit: 12 x 125 ml water packets (5 yr shelf life) 1 x 3600cal. Food block (5 yr shelf life) 1 x lightstick 1 x poncho 1 x garbage bag 1 x mylar blanket 1 x toilet tissue 1 x water repellent bag Assorted first aid Prices: $59.95 plus taxes when […]

Latest News

UNA mourns the passing of James (Jim) Taylor, QC, first Chair of the University Neighbourhoods Association

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Jim Taylor, the founding chair of the University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA). Jim Taylor was a great friend to the residents of the university neighbourhoods and was instrumental in the creation of the UNA. For the complete board of directors comments please read here.




Register for the UNA Emergency Preparedness Workshop

Come to the UNA’s Emergency Preparedness Workshop on October 20 to learn about fire/earthquake safety, and 72 hours emergency preparedness.

To register, follow this link or call 604.822.4227.

When: Thursday, October 20 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Wesbrook Community Centre, Multi-Purpose Room

Workshop registrants may purchase a UNA 72 Hour Emergency Preparedness Kit at $54.95 + PST&GST (savings of $5). Limited quantity available.

Participating is a great way for you and your family to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes. This event is part of the 2016 Great British Columbia ShakeOut.




New Car Share Parking Provision

Effective October 10 (Extended). All one-way car sharing vehicles (Car2Go and Evo) will need to park in designated “Car Share Only Parking” in Hawthorn Place, Hampton Place, and Wesbrook Place. Find out more.




We’ve Moved! WE ARE COMMUNITY!

We are excited to announce the launch of our new website for the Old Barn and Wesbrook Community Centre, www.WeAreCommunityVan.ca. Come visit!




UNA Fire Protection Services Cost Restructuring

The Province of British Columbia recently informed the UNA Board that we will now join other municipalities, including the UEL, in paying for fire protection services. The cost for fire protection services will be:

$500K payable in our budget year 2016-17.
$1M payable in our budget year 2017-18.
$1M+ payable in subsequent years.

The new fee is significant, however, the Board has a clear process to manage this issue. We are confident that we will manage the impact to our residents. The UNA and UBC are collaborating through the recently-established Joint Financial Task Force. The Task Force is exploring opportunities for the UNA to raise new revenues and to save costs without reducing resident service levels.

Current tax rates for residents (the combination of rural tax rate and service levy) will not be impacted.

For more information click here.




Vista Point YMCA Child Care Centre

The Vista Point YMCA Child Care Centre has been made possible through a partnership between the YMCA, the University Neighbourhoods Association and UBC. This centre has been built with the expressed purpose of addressing child care needs for UBC’s growing residential community, with priority for families who do not work or study at UBC. It is intended to complement the services provided by UBC Child Care Services, who give priority to families who work or study at UBC. Vista Point offers 25 spaces for children ages 30 months to 5 years. For more information click here.




Safety Tips

While the RCMP recognize that the onus is on all of us to ensure we treat others in a respectful manner, Police recommend the public, to consider the following safety tips:

-Lock windows and doors even when absent for a short amount of time.
-Don’t prop open exterior doors.
-Don’t allow strangers to ‘tailgate’ you into apartment buildings.
-Walk with a friend.
-Beware of your surroundings by avoiding the use of headphones and the distracted use of cellular telephones when in public places.
-Report promptly all suspicious persons and activities to the RCMP.

Click Here to subscribe to UBC Campus Security’s Alerts and Updates.




Pedestrian Crosswalk – West 16th Avenue

A new crosswalk has been added across 16th Avenue to provide a safe pedestrian connection from Wesbrook Place to Hampton Place and East Campus neighbourhoods. It is located at Binning Road and Hampton Place.




Road Closure and Construction on UBC Campus

A Road Closures and Construction Information map is now available to help our UBC community better navigate the Vancouver campus. It shows where and when roads will be closed on campus, as well as construction site locations, and will be updated weekly.








Program Registration

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Check out our Winter Program Guide!

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Upcoming Events

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