The University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA) was incorporated as a not-for-profit society in 2002 to provide the residents of UBC’s residential neighbourhoods with services that encourage a sustainable community life at UBC. The UNA oversees the major residential neighbourhoods around UBC’s campus: Wesbrook Village, Hampton Place, Chancellor Place, Hawthorn Place, East Campus, and the newly developed Central District.
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.