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…

Sustainability Tips – July

Get electric! Have you been thinking about getting an Electric Vehicle (EV)? Want to know how EV-rebates work? or what to do once you have an EV? Choosing an electric vehicle over one that burns gas is one of the best things you can do to reduce greenhouse gas production! Climate Context Transportation is responsible…

Board of Directors Announcement

Board of Directors Announcement Due to other obligations, Nataliya Jatskevich has made the difficult decision to resign as an elected resident Director from the UNA Board of Directors.  The Board would like to thank Nataliya for her service and contributions. UNA Bylaw 5.10 allows for the appointment by [Board] Directors of a [UNA] member to fill…

UNA Executive Director Johanne Blenkin steps down effective June 14, 2019

UNA Executive Director Johanne Blenkin steps down effective June 14, 2019 The University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA) announced that Johanne Blenkin has stepped down from her role as UNA Executive Director effective June 14, 2019. During her tenure as UNA Executive Director, Blenkin implemented improvements to both internal UNA operations and external community services, a foundational…

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…