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Commutes, eats and treats!

By Tanvi Prannoy Chawla

A warm welcome to all the new members and greetings to all the existing members of CUPE 2950, UBC. September marks the beginning of the Academic Calendar Year 2023-2024 and also an excellent time to share and refresh some housekeeping information related to Transit (commute), UBC discount cards and Food/drink joints.

Know your commute:  “With over 155,000 trips to and from UBC each day, encouraging more sustainable modes of transportation is key to meeting our sustainability goals”- https://sustain.ubc.ca/campus. Please refer to the following links for Maps, Directions and tours to various UBC Campuses-

All the links are helpful to know about the accessibility on Campus to plan the transportation. The latter link also helps get updates on construction and roadwork to make navigating campus easier. There is information for cycle lovers and walkers.

UBC Card: It’s not just a piece of ID; it’s a magic card granting access to-

  • UBC Library privileges
  • Building access and access to card-controlled rooms
  • UBC Bookstore e-Money purchases
  • Food Services’ dining convenience and discounts- https://food.ubc.ca/meal-plans/ubccard-value-plan/
  • Meal plans for Housing residents
  • Athletics facilities

UBC Food Asset Map: Food is a fuel source. A healthy body leads to productive output, peace of mind and a happy tummy😊. There are various food ventures in and around UBC. Here are a few good links: