The Medical Student & Alumni Centre is a UBC Faculty of Medicine social and recreational facility located on the northeast corner of 12th Avenue and Heather Street in Vancouver, BC.
MSAC’s Medical Alumni Meeting Room contains the photos of every MD graduating class at UBC – from 1954 to 2015. It is a flexible space with room for 12 around one table or up to 30 chairs in rows. This room even acts as backstage for the medical students’ yearly play, with doors that open onto Hardwick Hall. Centrepiece of the room is a bronze statue of Dr. David F. Hardwick, often irreverently adorned, to commemorate his 40 years as elected Faculty Advisor to the Medical Undergraduate Society, and UBC’s longest-serving elected member.
MSAC Videoconference Room. This meeting room houses state of the art communication equipment for multi-site videoconference sessions. When meetings are not in session, this room doubles as a dance studio!
Heritage Time Capsules. MSAC houses a set of Heritage Time Capsules, one for each UBC Faculty of Medicine graduating class. Historical documents and mementos from each class are stored for viewing at UBC Medicine class reunions. If medical alumni have historical items from days in medical school to add to the Time Capsule, please contact Marisa Moody at 604-875-4111 ext 62031.
The Computer Room contains computers, a photocopier and a printer that students can access 24/7. The room also holds a cabinet donated by the Doctors of BC, that contains trophies and sports awards given to medical students, such as the Webber Boot, the Lauener Sock, the Gold Puck, and Platinum Puck.
MSAC’s newest room is a work in progress. It is designed to become a soundproof space for musicians to practice and create. So far there are a piano, chairs and sofa, and the hope for a donation of acoustic tiles! Above the piano is a painting and poem by Dr. Andrew Seal, a gift to the medical students.