The University of British Columbia

Located on the traditional unceded territory of the Musqueam people, UBC’s Vancouver campus is set at the edge of a peninsula overlooking the Strait of Georgia and the Salish Sea. The city of Vancouver is a short distance away and provides a sparkling backdrop for a university continually shaping its place as a world leader in research and teaching. From breathtaking ocean views to snow dusted mountaintops, world-renowned gardens and entertainment, the campus promises to welcome alumni and visitors at every step.



The symposium will be held in the Performance theatre, on Level 2 of The AMS Nest

The AMS Nest

The University of British Columbia, AMS Student Nest, Nest 3500, 6133 University Blvd

Trasnsportation There are many flexible and sustainable options for travelling to, from and around UBC’s Vancouver campus. The Nest is in walking distance to the two Bus Loops that service the university. Visit  UBC transportation for detailed information.


The AMS Student Nest is a unique destination that serves as a dynamic gathering place for students to interact and grow a vibrant student community on the UBC Vancouver campus. Located on University Square, this outstanding facility features the highest levels of sustainable building design and an innovative student driven decision making process that serves as a model for future developments on UBC and around the world.

The award-winning Student Union Building (The Nest) has LEED Platinum certification. The project’s sustainability measures include natural ventilation, solar energy, heat recovery, and rainwater harvested for use in plumbing systems.


The UBC Welcome Centre is located in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre and is the perfect place to start your journey on the Vancouver campus. Staff can answer your questions, provide maps and directions and let you know what events are happening during your visit. Immerse yourself in UBC’s history through interactive exhibits and displays.

Resources that will help make get here and find your way around.

Campus maps
Transportation/transit information
Parking info
Conferences and on-campus accommodation

The UBC campus is home to some of the world’s most innovative and exciting research and learning environments. Wander through our many libraries; contemplate a museum exhibition, or experience nature in our outdoor gardens.


With over forty places to choose from on campus, you can be sure to find a café, restaurant or food truck that will delight your taste buds, inspire you with a view of English Bay or nourish your body with fresh produce grown at our own UBC Farm.

UBC Food Services website
UBC Sustainable Campus Food Guide