An introductory overview of our society for new residents.
You are joining a vibrant and diverse community of over 15,000 residents in a truly unique location – a beautiful peninsula known for its ocean views, old-growth forest and, of course, the University of British Columbia (UBC).
The UNA is committed to the development of a healthy and vibrant community, and provides services and facilities that promote health, safety, sustainability, communication, interaction, culture, recreation, comfort and convenience to residents.
The University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA) is a non-profit society, incorporated under the Societies Act of British Columbia.
UNA governance frameworks are established in the UNA Constitution and UNA Bylaws, and the UNA’s partnership with UBC is defined in the Neighbours’ Agreement.
In order to participate in the UNA’s governance procedures, residents must sign up to become a UNA Member. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old and live in a designated residential neighbourhood or building.
Please note that membership is not automatic when you sign up for a UNA Account or UNA Card – residents are required to opt-in to membership when providing proof of residency documents to the UNA.
Learn more at myuna.ca/society.
The UNA Board of Directors oversees, develops policies and sets out the strategic priorities of the society. UNA Board of Directors meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month (subject to mitigating factors).
The UNA Board is elected by UNA Members. UBC appoints two non-voting observer-participants, and the Alma Mater Society appoints one non-voting observer-participant to take part in open and closed Board meetings.
The UNA operates topic specific committees to assist with the efficient operation of the society. Committee members support decision-making processes by providing additional expertise to the UNA.
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The UNA offers expansive recreation services through our community centres, fitness centres, sports fields, and community gardens. Learn more about UNA Recreation or see what UNA Programs are currently available.
We are committed to building community through experiences and expression.
We are committed to providing accessible opportunities to get fit and stay healthy.
We are committed to providing new challenges for learners of all ages. Looking to get learn a new sport? We play soccer, basketball, volleyball, pickleball and table tennis.
We offer full-week and pro-d day camps for children in and around the UBC Point Grey Campus.
We offer indoor and outdoor bookable spaces for private functions.
The UNA provides municipal like services for residents of UBC neighbourhoods.
Our on-street permit parking approach aims to provide neighbourhood residents and authorized visitors accessible parking within UNA neighbourhoods.
Currently, residents living in Wesbrook Place and Hawthorn Place are required to purchase permits for on-street parking.
For more information about the annual schedule, permit pricing, and requirements, visit our UNA Parking page.
The UNA manages the maintenance and repairs of streets and sidewalks within the local areas and coordinates with UBC, Metro Vancouver and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for any road works that may affect residents.
Information regarding significant road works are distributed to Strata chairs and through the UNA Community Newsletter.
The Green Depot offers an easy and accessible way for UNA residents to responsibly dispose of a wide variety of waste not accepted by residential waste recycling services.
Learn more about hours and what is accepted at myuna.ca/depot.
The UNA has five community gardens where residents can grow their own food, flowers and connect with the UNA community. Hawthorn Community Garden and Rhodo Community Garden are located at Hawthorn Place. Nobel Community Garden is in Wesbrook Place. New garden additions are located along Ross Drive near the UBC Farm. For more information about how to apply for a garden plot visit myuna.ca/gardens or email firstname.lastname@example.org.