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…

UNA Holiday Hours

UNA Holiday Hours Please be advised of the following holiday schedule for UNA facilities. The Old Barn and Wesbrook Community Centres: Dec. 24, 25, 26, 31 and Jan. 1: Closed Dec. 27 – 30: Open 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The UNA Main Office: Dec. 21 – Jan. 1: Closed Please note that UNA Access Cards applications…

Reducing Our Energy Consumption

Reducing Our Energy Consumption In October 2018 there was a natural gas pipeline rupture that reduced the Lower Mainland’s natural gas supply to 85% capacity. The UNA took steps to reduce our energy consumption by lowering temperatures within our facilities. This change affected the Wesbrook Community Centre, Old Barn Community Centre, and UNA main office, starting…

UNA Strategic Plan

The University Neighbourhoods Association’s Strategic Plan is for 2019 – 2021. This is the UNA’s first Strategic Plan, developed by the Board and senior management over a number of months. The size of the community and the complexity of the issues facing it require a new approach to address them. This is a practical plan,…