New Office Hours for Public Service

New Office Hours for Public Service The UNA Office has gradually been migrating our front desk services to the UNA community centres since the beginning of this year, as part of our strategy to better serve the community and improve overall efficiency. Effective Monday, June 17, 2019, the UNA Office is now open for general…

Sustainability Tips – June

BUY LOCAL – WHY DO WE CARE? Ever wonder why it’s important to “buy local”? They are words we hear often but can be difficult to understand in a tangible way. Buying local has social, economic, and environmental benefit and all three are inextricably linked. Let’s look at why. Economic benefit: In spending a dollar…

Sustainability Tips – May

GET YOUR TOTE ON! Check out our new Sustainability totes! These stylish bags are made from 100% cotton and are sturdy and long-lasting. Many of the products that claim to be sustainable or ‘green’ are often poor quality and end up creating more waste rather than reducing it. Try to be selective with the items…

Sustainability Tips – April

CELEBRATE OUR PLANET! Earth Day has been internationally celebrated since 1970 (49 years!). It is a day to bring awareness of some of the greatest environmental issues we currently face, including climate change, plastics pollutions, and threats to our endangered species. This is a day to take action and change our own behaviour to decrease…

Sustainability Tips – March

Spring Cleaning Are you thinking of getting rid of items that no longer ‘spark joy’? Are you trying to clear out some clutter as spring approaches? Decreasing clutter in your home is a great practice and can simplify many aspects of your day-to-day life. However – it’s important to go about it the right way…

Using the Events Calendar

Events Calendar The UNA has developed the Events Calendar as a central hub for upcoming events at UBC that are of interest to residents. This article outlines how to use and navigate the Events Calendar, and what to expect in the next few months. This is an ongoing project that will continue to improve and…

Upcoming Road Closure

Wesbrook Mall will be fully closed between Student Union Boulevard and University Boulevard to ALL traffic, cyclists and pedestrians starting January 14, 2019. This is necessary to complete the civil work and road work necessary for the opening of the new Bus Exchange and Exchange Residence. The largest impact is to traffic destined to Student Union…

Sustainability Tips – January

New Year – New Tips! We are kicking off 2019 with some more sustainability tips for the community!   Consider a Recycle it Right Resolution – With Your Coffee! Recycling isn’t always straightforward. A prime example is the disposable coffee cup – an elusive character when it comes to proper disposal. Disposable coffee cups are one…