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The 2006 Symposium will be held in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Building 2360 East Mall on the campus of the University of British Columbia  Vancouver, Canada. There is more information (transportation etc.), Some information about recreation at UBC, and a map. In addition to buildings, beaches and trees there are a number of interesting sights and activities on campus:


The Museum of Anthropology is one of North America’s premier museums with a focus on the First Nations art and culture of the region. Note that a tour is part of the program.
Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Tuesdays 10:00 am - 9:00 pm (Free admission Tuesdays 5:00 – 9:00 pm)

BOTANICAL GARDEN - 6804 SW Marine Drive 

Established in 1916, the UBC Botanical Garden has an outstanding collection of temperate plants displayed according  to their geographic areas. Exhibits of regional plants include the Native Garden, Alpine Garden, and the Nitobe  Memorial Japanese Garden. The Nitobe Garden is located at 1903 Lower Mall.
SUMMER HOURS:   Daily 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 
The SRC is one of Canada’s premier University fitness facilities. 
SUMMER HOURS:   Monday to Thursday 7:00 am –10:00 pm
   Fridays 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
   Weekends 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

ADMISSION:     “BirdCoop” Weight Room:  $8.00 drop-in fee.

RENTALS: The smaller upstairs gym is available for booking; items may be borrowed. Outdoor volleyball nets and balls are available to rent.

PACIFIC SPIRIT REGIONAL PARK - 4915 West 16th Avenue   

The Pacific Spirit Regional Park encompasses 763 hectares of forest and foreshore surrounding UBC, and boasts 35  kilometres of walking trails. Experience a variety of landscapes, from estuary marshes, rock and cobble beaches,  wooded ravines, ancient bog and upland forests. Regional Park Interpreters offer customized group programs on
themes ranging between edible plants, birds, and bog ecology.

 TENNIS COURTS - 2525 West Mall  & 6160 Thunderbird Boulevard  

All guests staying at the University of British Columbia are welcome to use the tennis courts located at Place Vanier and Totem Park Residences.  In addition to this, there are ten courts at the UBC Coast Club located at 6160 Thunderbird Blvd. .

Off campus,  BC provides a wealth of recreational opportunities, visitors are encouraged to book a couple of extra days to explore!