Reunion- Venue Event Ideas

Vancouver reunion suggestions:

  • Hold a Friday evening welcome cocktail reception at the Medical Students & Alumni Centre (MSAC) – no charge for venue space for MD alumni. Please inquire for rates for other groups.
    • Or hold the reception at a classmates house (may choose to have this evening as a grads-only event)
  • Saturday suggested activities
    • Tour of campus, Museum of Anthropology, Beatty Biodiversity Museum, Botanical Gardens Canopy Tour, Behind the Scenes tour of the Life Sciences Building – walking tours or charter bus tours can be arranged
    • Tour of Vancouver
    • Wine and Cheese tasting at MSAC
    • Round of golf at University Golf Course
    • Viewing of your class skits night video (if you have a copy)
    • Sit down dinner – we have great negotiated special Faculty of Medicine alumni rates with the Four Seasons Hotel and the Metropolitan Hotel
      • Option to include a guest speaker at dinner (let us know what area your class might be interested in hearing on and we will try to find a UBC speaker)
      • Other Sat. evening entertainment options are to have a fun interactive presentation by Vancouver Theatre Sports, comedian, DJ & dancing etc.
    • Sunday Brunch
    • Family Friendly beach day, soccer or croquet tournament or tide pooling, bbq at MSAC.

 

Whistler reunion suggestions:

  • Group rates to take the Rocky Mountaineer Train up to Whistler
  • We have negotiated room rates at the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa, Four Seasons, Westin and the Fairmont
  • Friday evening welcome reception
  • Saturday activities can include: Peak to Peak Gondola, Zip treking, Tree Top Canopy Tours, Whistler Walking Foodie Tours
  • Saturday evening dinner

 

Okanagan reunion suggestions:

  • Can stay on campus to get the full student experience (if reunion is outside of school year)
  • Tour of UBCO campus
  • Saturday afternoon winery tour, round of golf, Kettle valley cycling tour,
  • Saturday evening formal sit down dinner
  • Option to have a speaker from UBCO
  • Sunday brunch

 

Further Vancouver Details:

 

Venue Space

  • Medical Students & Alumni Centre (MSAC) – located at 2750 Heather St.

UBC Alumni Medical Class Reunions can book out space at MSAC free of charge.

The main hall comfortably accommodates 60 in theatre style (row) seating, 40 around tables for a workshop, and 65-85 for a banquet.  The smaller hall seats 40 in rows or 20 around tables.

Space at MSAC should be booked well in advance of the reunion as it books up quite quickly throughout the year.

More information can be found here: http://alumni.med.ubc.ca/wordpress/msac-rental/

 

  • Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre sits in a prime location right at the heart of the newly revitalized UBC Vancouver campus. It’s close to transit stops, across from the bookstore, a stone’s throw from the library and immediately adjacent to the new Student Union Building.

 

  • Cecil Green Park House (CGPH) – located at 6251 Cecil Green Park Rd (UBC Point Grey Campus)

Reunions may qualify for reduced fee bookings.

 

Contact Kira Davis at kira.davis@ubc.ca or 604-875-4111 ext 67741 for more information.

 

Accommodation

  • Metropolitan Hotel (Vancouver)

*pricing varies depending on time of year

 

  • Four Seasons Hotel (Vancouver)

*pricing varies depending on time of year

 

  • West Coast Suites (UBC Point Grey Campus)

*pricing varies depending on time of year

 

 

** Discounted rates can be negotiated at many hotels around Vancouver, Whistler, Kelowna etc. Let us know where you would like to hold your reunion and we will do our best to find a great rate.

 

Guest Speakers

UBC has many of the world’s top researchers and doctors. Let us know if there is a topic that is of particular interest to your class and we will try our best to find a speaker. If you have a classmate that is particularly well-known in their area of practice/research why not ask them to speak to the class.

 

 

 

 

 

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