Welcome to the University of British Columbia!
WCH-7 is being held on the University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, Canada. The natural beauty of the campus, coupled with the spectacular views of the Pacific over the Burrard Inlet, the north shore mountains and the downtown core of Vancouver will only enhance your congress experience.
The WCH-7 activities will be held in a network of buildings at the North West end of campus, all boasting state-of-the-art technology, and all within walking distance of each other and the campus accommodations.
The university campus itself has something to offer for every delegate. Visitors to the campus are able to enjoy world class museums, athletic facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, a spacious gym and field areas, a variety of shops and services, and restaurants and food providers to tempt any appetite. The campus occupies the western point of the city, in an area called Point Grey. The campus adjoins the largest green space in the City of Vancouver, Pacific Spirit Regional Park. The 763 hectare park is popular for its cycling and running trails, and allows its visitors a stunning window into the lush forest environment that makes up much of Vancouver’s surrounding areas.
Further information about UBC can be found on their website.
Registation and Delegate Kits
The Registration & Information Desk for WCH-7 will be located on the 2nd floor of the Student Union Building, 6138 Student Union Boulevard.
Registration Hours are as follows:
Wednesday August 8: 7am-5pm*
Thursday August 9: 7am-5pm
Friday August 10: 7am-5pm
Satuday August 11: 8am-4pm
Sunday August 12: 8am-4pm
Monday August 13: 8am-4pm
*The first day of registration set up will be in the Ballroom. All other days will be in the Party Room (both rooms are located on the 2nd floor and are right next to each other)
Your registration fee includes the following:
• WCH-7 delegate kit and name badge
• Opening Reception – Thursday August 9
• Coffee Breaks – August 9-13
• Admission to all Plenary, Oral and Poster sessions
Updated meeting information will be available daily at the registration desk or at http://wch2012vancouver.com
A message board will be available for conference-related activities. Delegates will be welcome and encouraged to post messages, activities, updates and notices on this board.
Admission to all conference activities is by name badge, so please be sure to wear your badge at all times. Please help us recycle by returning your name badge holder to the Registration Desk upon conclusion of the Congress.
Wireless internet access is available in most buildings on campus by choosing the “UBC Visitor” network from your wireless options. Once you have selected UBC Visitor, go to any webpage on the internet. The UBC wireless log-on page will appear. Simply provide your email address to continue.
Delegates of WCH-7, who have booked accommodations on campus will be staying either at:
The Gage Towers and West Coast Suites are right across the street from the Bus Loop, the Student Union Building (Registration) and the Student Recreation Centre (Poster Set Up and Exhibitors). Marine Drive and Vanier are both located on the South West side of campus and will be an approximate 10-15 minute walk to the Student Union Building and the buildings which house the academic sessions. Please plan your schedule accordingly.
All buildings have a front check-in desk and our knowledeable and friendly staff will assist you in getting organized and settled.
If you need to speak to a representative about your reservation, please contact reservations:
604-822-1000 Ext. 3
Meals & Food Outlets
If you have purchased a lunch plan, you will receive your meal in the Pacific Spirit Cafeteria in the Student Union Building. Lunch will be served from 12pm-2pm on Thursday August 9-Monday August 13.
If you did not purchase a lunch plan, there are many options on campus for meals and snacks
Recreation & Things to Do on Campus
Please click here for a full listing of on-campus activities