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.
Hardwick Hall is the centre's largest meeting room. It is 1000 square feet with 25 foot ceilings, skylights and French doors opening into the courtyard. It is equipped with fireplace, piano and stereo, and is videoconference capable.
MSAC’s Alumni Room contains the photos of every MD graduating class at UBC – from 1954 to 2016. It is a flexible space with room for 12 around one table or up to 25 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 VC Room. This room is most frequently used as a dance and music studio. The room also houses communication equipment for multi-site videoconference sessions.
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 Historical documents and mementos from each class are stored for viewing at UBC Medicine class reunions.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 the Alumni Engagement Office at 604-875-4111 ext 62032 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.