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Whether it’s a group of 20 or a gathering of 2,000, your guests will be impressed by the world-class setting of UBC campus.

Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
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Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre sits in a prime location in the heart of the UBC Vancouver campus. With its modern design, light-filled spaces, and strong focus on the client experience, the centre creates a powerful first impression.

Features

  • Available year-round
  • Includes Jack Poole Hall, the Wong-Trainor Welcome Centre, the Robert H. Lee Family Boardroom, plus lounges, meeting rooms, and classrooms
  • Holds up to 600 guests
  • Multi-media capabilities
  • Catering available
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
Museum of Anthropology
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Museum of Anthropology

Museum of Anthropology

Host a memorable gathering at the Museum of Anthropology. Designed by award-winning architect Arthur Erickson, the museum offers spectacular views of the North Shore Mountains and the Georgia Strait. It’s home to beautiful First Nations artwork and fascinating cultural exhibitions with guided tours available. A truly unforgettable venue for hosting meetings, weddings, receptions, dinners, cultural performances, award ceremonies, workshops and salmon barbecues.

Features

  • Available year-round
  • Holds up to 400 guests
  • Great for indoor and outdoor events
  • Staff guided tours
  • Food and beverage service available
Museum of Anthropology
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
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Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

One of North America’s premiere performing arts venues, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts has hosted concerts featuring some of the world’s most notable artists.

Features

  • Available year-round
  • Includes the Chan Sun Concert Hall, Telus Studio Theatre and Royal Bank Cinema
  • Holds up to 1,200 guests
  • Multi-media capabilities
  • Outdoor patio
  • Glass lobby with panoramic forest view
  • Catering and bar service available
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
First Nations Longhouse
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First Nations Longhouse

First Nations Longhouse

Majestic cedar log construction and a large collection of First Nations artworks make the First Nations Longhouse a wonderful event and conference venue. Book the 3,000-square-foot Great Hall year-round for meetings, receptions, cultural events and conferences.

Features

  • Available year-round
  • Holds up to 400 guests
  • Performance stage
  • Spring dance floor
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Wheelchair accessible
First Nations Longhouse
Earth Sciences Building (ESB)
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Earth Sciences Building (ESB)

Earth Sciences Building (ESB)

Organized into two wings, the building surrounds an open-concept atrium featuring a dramatic free-floating cantilevered solid timber staircase, a first of its kind in the world. The clean and elegant lines of the impressive timber stair appear to defy gravity while visually expressing the aesthetic and structural capabilities of modern engineered timber.

Features

  • Three classrooms with capacity from 80 to 350
  • Fixed tablets and chairs
Earth Sciences Building (ESB)
Cecil Green Park House
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Cecil Green Park House

Cecil Green Park House

A popular choice for wedding receptions and picture-perfect social events, the Cecil Green Park House features historic architecture dating back to 1912. Works as an elegant meeting venue with a separate boardroom. Gorgeous landscaping and a breathtaking view of the ocean.

Features

  • Available year-round
  • Holds up to 200 guests
  • Panoramic ocean views
  • Expansive verandah
  • Separate boardroom
  • Piano and audio-visual equipment available
  • Table and chair rentals included
Cecil Green Park House
Thunderbird Stadium
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Thunderbird Stadium

Thunderbird Stadium

Thunderbird Stadium is a legendary open-air playing field with a history of hosting major university sporting events and concerts. Book it for your sporting event during the summer months. With full facilities for athletes, coaches, media, and spectators, this athletic venue has everything you need to organize a memorable event.

Features

  • Ideal for soccer, football and rugby
  • 550’ x 350’ oval playing field
  • Team washroom, shower areas and ice room
  • Laundry room
  • Covered seating for 3,200 spectators
  • Lawn seating for 1,500 spectators
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Concession area
  • TV-quality lighting system
  • Scoreboard controller and PA room
  • 80-seat Heritage Room for meeting space and receptions
  • Adjacent Whit Matthews Field is a full-size football practice field with natural turf
Thunderbird Stadium
Sage
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Sage

Sage

This airy European style brasserie is ideal for catered banquets and receptions. With the combined space in the main dining area and the outdoor terrace, it can accommodate up to 500 people for a cocktail reception. The restaurant’s main dining area and patio overlook the spectacular Strait of Georgia.

Sage
Ponderosa Commons
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Ponderosa Commons

Ponderosa Commons

Ponderosa Commons is a vibrant multi-purpose hub where mature students live and learn, and the campus community comes to study, meet and eat. UBC’s favourite pizzeria, Mercante, is located here, along with Harvest, a popular small grocery store.

Features

  • Available year-round
  • Classrooms and Ballroom
  • Mercante Pizzeria & Harvest Grocery Store
Ponderosa Commons
The Life Sciences Institute
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The Life Sciences Institute

The Life Sciences Institute

The Life Sciences Institute is the largest centre of its kind in Canada. It’s home to leading research facilities that explore life science and personalized medicine. The building itself is the largest on UBC campus, with plenty of opportunity for hosting all kinds of gatherings.

Features

  • Ideal for social events and receptions
  • Main space holds up to 1,100 guests
  • Meeting rooms and lecture halls for up to 128 guests
The Life Sciences Institute
Allard Hall
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Allard Hall

Allard Hall

Allard hall features meeting rooms with video-conferencing capabilities, large lecture halls equipped with the latest audio-visual technology and a design conducive to discussion and dialogue, lounge areas for more casual gatherings or receptions, and the Forum, which is a unique multi-purpose space prominently located on the main floor that features retractable stadium-style seating with floor to ceiling windows and LCD panels.

Features

  • Six classrooms with capacity from 20 to 189
  • Rooms featuring moveable tables and chairs or tiered U-shape seating
Allard Hall
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre
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Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre

Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre

Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre has played host to many notable sporting events, including the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Featuring an NHL-sized rink, Olympic-sized practice rink and a third practice surface, this impressive arena can hold up to 7,000 spectators.

Features

  • Holds up to 7,000 spectators
  • NHL-sized main rink
  • State-of-the-art scoreboard
  • Olympic-sized practice rink
  • Third ice surface
  • Extensive public washrooms
  • Dressing rooms, referee rooms and coach offices
  • Concession services available
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre
Beaty Biodiversity Museum
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Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Beaty Biodiversity Museum

A one-of-a-kind meeting space and reception venue in one, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum has impressive indoor and outdoor event-hosting capabilities. Ideal for small conferences, intimate receptions and live music events. Your guests can stroll through over 22,000 square feet of exhibits and displays.

Features

  • Available year-round
  • Holds up to 113 guests
  • Upper & lower atria
  • Living roof and patio
  • Niche Café
  • Yap Biodiversity Auditorium with full AV capabilities
Beaty Biodiversity Museum
UBC Botanical Gardens
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UBC Botanical Gardens

UBC Botanical Gardens

UBC Botanical Garden makes a perfect location for both large-scale events and private functions; the beautiful grounds will act as an unforgettable location for your ceremony, reception and photos. For meetings, weddings, banquets and barbecues, the Reception Centre has a covered deck and pagoda with a view of the Strait of Georgia. For more intimate gatherings, choose the Garden Pavilion, a cedar post and beam building with a panoramic view of the garden and coastal forest. There is a large grass field ideal for barbecues. The brand-new outdoor Roseline Amphitheatre features great acoustics, lush surroundings, and a water sculpture by William Pye.

UBC Botanical Gardens
Thunderbird Park and Playing Fields
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Thunderbird Park and Playing Fields

Thunderbird Park and Playing Fields

Choose from 13 playing fields in this expansive outdoor sport complex, with artificial or natural turf fields available for soccer, baseball, field hockey, ultimate Frisbee or track and field. Plenty of on-site parking and spectator space.

Features

  • 3 FieldTurf artificial fields with nighttime lighting
  • Baseball field
  • Field hockey venue
  • 4 full-size rugby fields with uprights
  • Varsity soccer field
  • Track and field oval
  • Track and field equipment
  • Change room and washroom facilities
  • Parking for 140 vehicles
Thunderbird Park and Playing Fields
Woodward
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Woodward

Woodward

The Woodward Instructional Resources Centre features six large tiered lecture theatres with capacities ranging from 108 to 503. It also has several small seminar rooms which are perfectly suited for breakout sessions or speaker ready rooms. The 2,000 square-foot lobby area is regularly used for coffee breaks, exhibits, poster displays, and conference registration.

Features

  • Holds up to 503 guests
  • Meeting spaces with moveable tables and chairs
  • Tiered lecture theatres with fixed tables and moveable chairs
Woodward
Aquatic Centre
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Aquatic Centre

Aquatic Centre

Organize summer swimming lessons, swim meets and diving events at the UBC Aquatic Centre. Indoor and outdoor pools, space for up to 1,500 spectators, plus fitness facilities, a whirlpool and steam room.

The new UBC Aquatic Centre (pictured here) is currently being constructed and is expected to open in 2017.

Features

  • Indoor pool and diving platforms
  • Holds up to 1,500 spectators
  • Fitness facility and weight room
  • Indoor UV treated whirlpool and steam room
  • Change rooms and lockers
  • Large lobby area
  • Classroom for lessons and meetings
Aquatic Centre
War Memorial Gymnasium
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War Memorial Gymnasium

War Memorial Gymnasium

At the heart of campus, you’ll find an ideal venue for volleyball, basketball or badminton tournaments. The War Memorial Gymnasium features 15,000 square feet of gym space and can accommodate up to 2,900 spectators.

Features

  • Holds up to 4 volleyball courts, one basketball court or multiple badminton courts
  • PA system
  • Seating for 2,300 spectators
  • Retractable seating for additional 600 spectators
  • 2 meeting rooms and lobby for receptions
  • Nearby parking for over 1,500 vehicles
War Memorial Gymnasium
Liu Institute for Global Issues at UBC
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Liu Institute for Global Issues at UBC

Liu Institute for Global Issues at UBC

The perfect balance of high technology, striking architecture and the best of Vancouver’s natural beauty. Surrounded by lush forests, this dynamic conference facility holds up to 106 guests. The Case Room offers full audio-visual capabilities, making the Liu Institute an engaging corporate meeting space.

Features

  • Available year-round
  • Holds up to 106 guests
  • Full audio-visual, web casting and video conferencing capabilities
  • Lounge area with attached kitchenette
  • Open lobby for registrations
Liu Institute for Global Issues at UBC
Student Recreation Centre
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Student Recreation Centre

Student Recreation Centre

A multi-purpose facility capable of hosting multiple basketball, volleyball, badminton and soccer games. Home to a large dance studio and traditional martial arts dojo, plus a full-service fitness and weight room facility with Olympic lifting platforms, a climbing cave, and spinning studio with a built-in sound system and microphone.

Features

  • 1,800-square-foot gym
  • 3 basketball courts or 4 championship volleyball courts
  • Full-service fitness and weight room facility
  • Spinning studio with bikes, sound system and microphone
  • Olympic lifting platform
  • Climbing cave
  • 2,300-square-foot dance studio with mirrors stretching bars
  • 1,600-square-foot traditional martial arts dojo with mirrors
Student Recreation Centre
Residence Meeting Rooms
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Residence Meeting Rooms

Residence Meeting Rooms

The Residence Meeting Rooms at UBC include in-house meeting venues with adjoining patios or lobbies for hosting dynamic gatherings.

Features

  • Indoor and outdoor meeting spaces
  • Over 10,000 square feet of event space
  • Lecture theatre holds up to 800 people
Residence Meeting Rooms
Forest Sciences Centre
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Forest Sciences Centre

Forest Sciences Centre

Designed to showcase construction using Canadian forest products, the Forest Sciences Centre is a 17,505-square-foot wonder with plenty of meeting space options.

Features

  • Conference rooms, lecture theatres and computer labs
  • Holds up to 250 guests
  • Audio-visual support available
Forest Sciences Centre
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
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Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre incorporates modern architecture and bright open meeting spaces. This building features a 157-seat tiered theatre, 6 classrooms, 5 seminar rooms, 2 boardrooms, a variety of informal study areas, and a 130-seat café. It is connected to the main library and the Chapman Learning Commons.

Features

  • Available year-round
  • Meeting spaces and lecture theatres
  • Holds up to 157 guests
  • 130-seat café on-site
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Buchanan Arts Buildings
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Buchanan Arts Buildings

Buchanan Arts Buildings

The recently renovated Buchanan Buildings are located across the street from the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts and just a short walk from the Walter Gage Residence and West Coast Suites. The Buchanan Buildings are the perfect venue for a conference thanks to their combination of large and medium sized lecture theatres. They also have several small classrooms with moveable tables and chairs that are ideal for use as breakout rooms.

Features

  • Meeting spaces and lecture theatres
  • Hold up to 275 guests
  • Audio-visual support available
  • Cafeteria services available
Buchanan Arts Buildings