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Fifty Shades of Grey has turned the UBC campus into Washington State University for a few days to shoot the graduation scene for the movie.  WSU banners are up all along Crescent Road and Main Mall area by the Frederic Wood Theatre.


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For November 2013, a total of 15 units of strata properties, i.e. condos and townhouses, were sold in UBC.  This is an increase from the 12 units that sold in October.


Of the 15 units that sold last month, 1 was a 1-bedroom home, 8 were 2-bedroom homes, and 6 units were 3-or-more bedroom homes.


For a free private consultation to sell your home, please call me, Len Diaz, at 604-551-1323.


Sold units does not include single detached homes, pre-sale, under construction, and private (FSBO) sales.  All figures are taken from MLS.


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Saturday December 14, 2013 from 12 noon - 3 pm

Take a break from your Christmas shopping and enjoy the holiday action at Wesbrook Village. Here’s a quick run-down of all you can do, see and sing... And it’s all free!

Horse and Carriage Ride
Time: 12-3pm
Location: Wesbrook Welcome Centre (3378 Wesbrook Mall)

Photos with Santa courtesy of Blenz 
Time:  12pm-3pm 
Location: Blenz Coffee
Bring your camera!

Kids Crafts
Time: 12pm-3pm
Wesbrook Welcome Centre

Cookie Decorating courtesy of Save on Foods
Time: 12-3pm
Save On Foods

ace Painting courtesy of Save-on-Foods
Time: 12 – 4pm
Location: Save-on-Foods

Mozart School of Music Holiday Concert
Time: 2pm
Location: Tapestry (3338 Wesbrook Mall) 

Christmas Carol Sing-Along
Time: 2:45pm
Location: Tapestry (3338 Wesbrook Mall)

Balloon Twister
Time:  12- 3pm
Location: Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle

Time: 12-3pm
Location: Throughout Wesbrook Village

A Reading of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
Time: 1 & 3pm
Location:  Save-on-Foods

Taste of the Holidays
Time:  12-4pm
Location: Save-on-Foods

Hot Chocolate at Royal Bank & Candy Canes at More Bikes

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Two new Translink Community Shuttle routes in UBC will begin their scheduled service on December 16, 2013.  The new service, to replace the existing C20 and C22 routes, offers an improved schedule and increased coverage of campus, creating stronger connections between amenities and attractions, neighbourhoods, and student residences. 


The new routes:

  • C18 - running counterclockwise from the UBC Bus Loop to West Mall, close to student residences (C18 schedule).
  • C20 - running clockwise from the UBC Bus Loop to Marine Drive, maintaining service to the UBC Botanical Gardens and St. John Hospice (C20 schedule).

Both routes will:

  • Run every 30 minutes
  • Provide service through South Campus to UBC Farm and Wesbrook Village
  • Be marked with bus stop signs

Please note that there will be an interim detour of the C18 route from West Mall to Lower Mall during Ponderosa Phase II construction.



For detailed information, scheduling and maps on these route changes, please visit the TransLink website.

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You're walking on Main Mall and find something odd.  The Martha Piper Plaza fountain is not running. You come up closer and find this...



What do you do?



Hockey! How many people can say they've skated the Martha Piper? - as of today 2


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One of the many benefits of living on campus, listening to a few top notch UBC professors talk science at the annual Faraday Science Show.  The free event is designed for children of all ages and presented by the Department of Physics & Astronomy, and the Department of Chemistry. This year's theme was the Physics & Chemistry of the Human Body!


If you and your kids enjoy the Science World hourly live shows, you will have fun here too, and these are lectured by UBC faculty professors.


Check out photos from this year's show, held today, December 8 at the UBC Point Grey Campus in Hebb Theatre (2045 East Mall).











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