Learn more about the University Neighbourhoods Association.
The purpose of the UNA is set out in its constitution and by-laws. It manages infrastructure, such as street and sidewalk repairs, and regulates matters of concern in the public realm, such as parking and noise. The areas of responsibility are set out in greater detail in the Neighbourhood Agreement with UBC. The agreement is amended as needed, most recently in 2015. The schedules to the Agreement are in development. Residents opinions, views and concerns are heard through the UNA who works with external stakeholders to shape future development of residential areas at UBC.
The board of directors oversees the operations of the society, develops policies and plans strategies for the future. The majority of directors (5) are elected by residents who are members of the society, two are appointed by UBC and one by the UBC Alma Mater Society (AMS) to reflect the relationship between UBC and the residents in the community. All residents are eligible to become members of the society which entitles them to vote at the AGM.
In addition to services related to physical entities the UNA ensures that residents have access to UBC athletic facilities and manages two community centres: the Wesbrook Community Centre and the Old Barn Community Centre.
The UNA promotes health and sustainability within the community by helping implement policies and bylaws to regulate the needs of a rapidly growing population. The Green Initiative is the UNA’s project to promote sustainable practices and reduce the environmental impact of all residents. The UNA Green Depot is integrated into Wesbrook Community Centre and provides residents with a local recycling depot. The UNA Green Initiative also works towards promoting car share and electric transportation initiatives in the UNA communities.
The University Neighbourhoods Association continues to grow and evolve with the communities it represents. By engaging with residents, the UNA is the voice of residents in major projects and future planning decisions within UBC.
December 9, 2020
Upgrading Nobel Park would introduce varsity play to the neighbourhood, while continuing to provide community access... Read More
November 20, 2020
As an update to the additional restrictions put in place by the BC Provincial Health Officer on November 7, 2020, the... Read More
November 8, 2020
By order of the BC Provincial Health Officer, the UNA is suspending all indoor group physical activities and indoor... Read More
June 19, 2019
The University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA) announced that Johanne Blenkin has stepped down from her role as UNA... Read More
December 6, 2018
The UBC-UNA Neighbourhoods Liaison Committee was formalized in April 2018 as part of the evolving partnership between... Read More
October 5, 2018
Did you know that sustainability includes financial, social, and environmental factors? While sustainability is often... Read More
February 16, 2018
We have received a short notice from UBC and Fortis BC regarding a gas leak in their transition line feeding UBC... Read More
October 20, 2017
Campus and Community Planning is seeking applications for the volunteer position of Resident Member on the Development... Read More
September 18, 2017
The UNA’s Parking management strategy in Hawthorn Place is meant to meet the need for on-street parking for Hawthorn... Read More
June 13, 2017
Due to required UNA bylaw changes, there is a delay in the inclusion of Central tenants in UNA jurisdiction. This means... Read More
February 23, 2017
Please note the following events will be taking place on campus on March/April 2017. This may affect traffic and roads... Read More
November 5, 2016
Halloween is over, friends. If you're anything like me, your pants are a little tighter and you've sworn off candy for... Read More