New state-of-the-art conference and event space opens on campus
Vancouver, BC; May 13, 2015 – The University of British Columbia (UBC) and alumni UBC announced today the soft opening of the new Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre at UBC. The 41,700 square foot facility offers a state-of-the-art conference and event space in a prime location in the heart of UBC’s Vancouver campus at the corner of University Boulevard and East Mall.
The centre offers a variety of different spaces for event and conference rental ranging from 350 square feet to 4,700 square feet – the largest of which can accommodate up to 400 people standing / 300 seated. The new building was designed to accommodate meetings, conferences, workshops, tradeshows, product launched fundraisers, cocktail receptions, corporate parties, weddings and private special events. The revenue generated from facility rentals will be reinvested into alumni UBC programming.
“This inspiring facility is a springboard for learning, meeting, celebration and mentorship,” says Jeff Todd, executive director, alumni UBC. “It will be the permanent Vancouver campus home of UBC alumni for life, offering new opportunities for our alumni to engage with each other and their university; gives students a chance to interact with the lifelong community they will be joining; and illuminates the many ways that alumni are powerful contributors to a better world and an exceptional UBC. While built for UBC alumni, the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre’s spectacular event spaces are available to everyone.”
In addition to a large celebration venue and high-tech meeting and event facilities, it includes a centre for innovation, classrooms, social spaces, a café, and a lounge library.
A collaboration between UBC and alumni UBC, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre is part of the start an evolution campaign, UBC’s ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement program. The centre is named in honour of prominent B.C. business leader and philanthropist Robert H. Lee, one of the University’s most dedicated alumni and donors.
The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre It is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology including audio, video projection, telecommunication services, digital signage, and video/web conferencing. Catering is available from an exclusive list of catering partners and there is a full catering kitchen onsite. The centre also boasts a dedicated event and front-of-house team who are on hand to support the entire planning process and coordinate add-ons, such as customized learning opportunities or guided campus tours.
Guests attending events at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre can also enjoy the nearby facilities including UBC’s campus gardens, the Museum of Anthropology, and an 18-hole golf course.
The centre’s modern design and facilities offer flexible options to a variety of meeting and event needs. Preferred rates are available to UBC alumni. For further information or to make a booking, visit www.alumnicentre.ubc.ca or call 604.822.1922.
About alumni UBC
alumni UBC is the association representing 300,000 UBC graduates living in more than 120 countries. Its vision is to build a global community with a shared ambition for a better world and an exceptional UBC.
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