2017 Western Mensurationists Meeting
University of British Columbia Campus
June 18-20, 2017
You can find the AGENDA HERE (as of 06/15/2017)
REGISTRATION (All prices in US $$)
Full Registration - $325 (late registration June 3-19 $375).
Student Registration - $225 (late registration June 3-19 $275)
Breakfast Day 1 - $14
Lunch Day 1 - $21
Banquet Day 1 - $45
Breakfast Day 2 - $14
Lunch Day 2 - $21
Note that the Ice Breaker on Sunday evening will be from 6 – 8 pm and include complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
ACCOMMODATIONS (All prices in Canadian $$ and subject to tax)
Booking link: https://reserve.ubcconferences.com/GROUP/availability.asp?hotelCode=UBC&sdl=Check+In&startDate=06%2F18%2F2017&edl=Check+Out&endDate=06%2F20%2F2017&adults=1&children=&rooms=1&requesttype=invBlockCode&code=C170618A
(You can call the UBC Reservations office at 604-822-1000 extension 3 to make reservations over the phone).
Walter Gage Residence
West Coast Suites
Hotel suite with king bed in bedroom, queen sofa bed in living room, and private washroom. Features include luxury linens and amenities, telephone, flat-panel TV, fully-equipped kitchen with microwave (stovetop, no oven), wireless internet, in-room safe, and complimentary coffee & tea provided.
Rate based on single or double occupancy; $20.00 charge, per night, applies for each additional guest. Maximum 4 guests per suite (non-family members under the age of 19 will not be permitted to share a bed).
$219 per night plus taxes
Suite with double bed and private washroom. Features include sitting area with telephone, flat-panel TV, fully-equipped kitchen, wireless internet, and complimentary coffee & tea provided. Maximum 2 guests per suite.
$129 per night plus taxes
Private bedroom with a single bed and telephone in a four-bedroom shared apartment. Guests share two washrooms, lounge with flat-panel TV, kitchen (not equipped), and wireless internet. Complimentary coffee & tea provided.
$55 per night plus taxes
Things to do while you are visiting UBC campus (UBC Campus Map):
There is lots to explore and do while you are at the 2017 Western Mensurationists Meeting—on and off UBC campus! You can visit Tourism Vancouver to find things to do off-campus. The following is focused on activities right on the beautiful campus of UBC.
UBC Arts & Culture
Beaty Biodiversity Museum: Walk under the blue whale, find the elephant bird egg, and explore specimen from botany, zoology, and entomology in the discovery lab. If you have kids, this is a fun place to visit! They have puppet shows on the weekend (10:30am) and kids’ activity stations scattered across the museum. When the discovery lab is open (during the summer you may want to call and check their schedule) kids can look at and touch all kinds of specimen (e.g., shark jaws, turtle shells, bird wings). Not everything is on display every day, but do not hesitate to ask the volunteers to pull out more specimen!
The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) displays Northwest Coast First Nations art and houses temporary exhibits (Traces of words: art and calligraphy from Asia). If your kids are still in the “I-have-to-touch-everything” stage, a visit to MOA may be a challenge! Yet, for older kids there are lots of things to be explored! MOA houses many pieces by Haida artist Bill Reid. If you admire Bill Reid’s work, visit the Atrium of UBC’s Forest Sciences Centre which is now housing Bill Reid’s Looplex X (replica of the “Lootas”, a cedar canoe carved and painted by Bill Reid).
Art exhibits can be found in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. For UBC Events visit Arts & Culture and for a more detailed list of attractions download the Attractions at UBC brochure and map.
Brock Commons – 18 Storey Wood Building!
Check out the description of the building starting on page 14 here:
Youtube video of the building construction:
If you like to golf, book Tee time at the University Golf Club.
You can also explore the UBC Botanical Gardens and the Nitobe Memorial Garden If you visit the UBC Botanical Gardens, do not miss the Greenheart TreeWalk, a 310 metre-long tree top canopy walkway through Douglas-firs, cedars and grand firs..
If you want to spend some time outside, UBC offers beautiful hiking opportunities. Visit Wreck Beach by climbing down the stairs of Trail # 6 off of NW Marine Drive (clothing optional, 500 steps!), then walk along the shore using the Foreshore Trail. There are also lots of trails in Pacific Spirit Park
On Sunday June 18th starting at 9 am the UBC farm will hold its monthly bird survey. All people welcome (Bird Survey).
Activities and Places for Kids and Adults
If you are visiting UBC campus with kids, you can spend many hours exploring different playgrounds and community centres! The Wesbrook Community Centre, located in Wesbrook Village, has open gym time (call and ask for hours!) and a splash park behind the building. The Old Barn Community Centre, across the street from the Forest Sciences Centre, has a play room for kids (e.g., toys, books) and you can check-out outdoor toys for free (e.g., balls, jump ropes). Both community centres have small fitness centres for adults that allow drop-in for a small fee. For hours and more info on the community centres click here.
When you are visiting Wesbrook Village, stop by the Wesbrook Welcome Centre. They have maps of all the parks and playgrounds (e.g., playgrounds in Wesbrook Village).
If you like to go swimming, visit UBC’s new Aquatic Centre (indoor pool ideal for kids, but also with sauna, hot tub, leisure and competition pool for adults) or Maple Grove Pool (outdoor pool with great playground next to it, a bit off campus).
Shopping + Food Services
Wesbrook Village offers over 25 shops and Services (e.g., Save-On-Foods, BierCraft, RBC). If you are looking for a place to eat, another option is to stop by University Market Place in University Village. Just a short drive or bus ride off campus, you can find more stores and restaurants on 10th Ave.