Noise Notice: Childcare Centre Construction

Please be advised of the work being done for the Childcare Centre Project behind Wesbrook Community Centre from November 11 – December 20. There is a potential for loud noise during the demolition and ground clearing work during this time as this work will involve intermittent jackhammering, concrete sawing and ground excavating activities. Also, please…

2019 UNA Elections Results

On November 6, the UNA held its Annual General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Wesbrook Community Centre. Results of the 2019 UNA Elections were announced at the event. The full results with the breakdown of votes can be found on the 2019 UNA Elections page. The UNA would like to thank all the candidates who put…

Sustainability Tips – November

Plant a tree to save the Earth. (not just for hippies) “The restoration of trees remains among the most effective strategies for climate change mitigation.” (Bastin et al. 2019) Why are trees important? After oceans, forests are the planet’s greatest storehouse of carbon Forests are habitats (for 80% of the world’s on-land biodiversity) Forests form…

UNA Annual Diwali Festival

Share the joy and beauty of this festival of lights and celebrate the Indian New Year. Saturday, October 26, 2019 2-4 p.m. Wesbrook Community Centre Admission is free. Visit the cultural craft corner. Paint your own diya clay lamp. Have a henna design painted on your hand. Learn how to wear a sari. Listen to…

Announcement of Candidates

Announcement of Candidates The nominations for candidates for three vacant seats in the UNA Board of Directors closed on Monday, October 7, 2019. The candidates are as follows: James Ellis Martin Guhn Zheng (Jane) Kang Murray McCutcheon Qing Wang Richard Watson Nominees were asked to submit candidate statements which are now available on the UNA…

Sustainability Tips – October

Strike while the climate is hot. September 27 was a big day for sustainable action. It concluded the Global Climate Strike, a week of youth-led protests, calling world leaders to take immediate action on the current climate crisis. Over 7.6 million people around the world mobilized to strike for climate action. After the build-up and…

Call for Nominations

Please Note: This post was edited on Friday, September 13, to reflect recent timeline changes. The deadline for nominations has been extended to October 7, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Nominations for the 2019 UNA Board of Directors Elections On November 6, 2019, the University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA) members will elect three new members to its…

Sustainability Tips – August

Please note that the information below is intended to provide information on specific and relevant topics, and not to promote any one product. The best way to BBQ … “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants” (Michael Pollan) Meat consumption has huge impacts on greenhouse gas emissions, land-use, water-use, and energy-use. One of the best…