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  • August 25, 2014
    Check back later this fall for blog entries from Green College Resident Members.
  • September 26, 2013
    Since September 2012, Green College has partnered with UBC TREK to support Green College residents in volunteering at Lord Strathcona Elementary School. Lord Strathcona is located in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown, and is the oldest elementary school in Vancouver.
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Grocery Stores: There is a small grocery store and BC Liquor Store in the University Marketplace (“The Village”, on University Boulevard), and a large Save-on-Foods further into campus. Close to UBC, Safeway at 10th and Sasamat is a short bus ride away and is also a large grocery store.

Pharmacies: Shoppers Drug Mart is located across from the Village on University Boulevard, where the University Pharmacy is also located. Safeway and Save-on-Foods also have pharmacies.

Hardware Stores: For purchasing home necessities like light bulbs and hardware supplies, the dollar store in the Village has many items, as well as stores around the 10th and Sasamat area.

Restaurants and Cafes: A variety of restaurants and food courts are available on campus, mostly concentrated in the Student Union Building and the Village, but in other locations as well (see the UBC Food Services website). A greater range of restaurant options is available a short bus ride away in the nearby Point Grey and Kitsilano neighbourhoods.

Libraries: The UBC Library has many locations and specialized branches on campus. The main libraries are the Walter C. Koerner Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Library locations also have public internet and computer workstations.

Sports and Recreation: If you’re interested in heading to the gym or pool for a workout, taking a dance or yoga class, or joining a sports league, see the UBC REC website.

Attractions: Several attractions are located within a few minutes walking distance of Green College: the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts; the Museum of Anthropology; the Frederic Wood Theatre; and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. Also close by are the Nitobe Memorial Garden and the UBCBotanical Garden. For more information, see the UBC Attractions website.

Hiking Trails: Pacific Spirit Regional Park is the forested area surrounding the UBC campus, with Green College right at the doorstep of many of the best park trails leading down to popular beaches. For a map of hiking and cycling trails, see the Metro Vancouver website.

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