August 24, 2012 · 3:52 pm
With only 11 days to go, if my five-posts-in-three-days didn’t tip you off, I’m CRAZY EXCITED FOR SCHOOL!
I had my first Marbelous cookie of the year on Tuesday. Good start. (Side note: if you are new and don’t know what I’m talking about, go to the SUB. Go to Blue Chip Cookies. Buy one. You won’t be sorry, I promise. Well, maybe if you have allergies. But only maybe.)
My roommate Christie arrived today and currently her parents are putting together her loft bed as I type. She seems to have an overwhelming amount of possessions.. I mean, who needs that many shoes?? (Just kidding, Christie, love you :P)
However: yesterday as I was approaching the SUB, I noticed something very out of place. What?
This used to be on the other side of the SUB, right? Hidden behind tree branches by the entrance to the Aquatic Centre? Someone please comment and tell me I’m not crazy.
Oh, another side note: there’s tons of construction on the corner of University and East Mall, but you can still get into the Aquatic Centre through their main doors. Just go around the east side of the SUB or go through the eating area exit doors. (And if you didn’t know, entrance to the Aquatic Centre is free with your UBC student card!)
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Tagged as aquatic centre, aquatics, blue chip, campus, construction, excitement, marbelous, room mate, roommate, statue, SUB, swimming
January 24, 2012 · 10:23 pm
As a UBC student, you have a ton of opportunities available to you – many of them for free, on your own campus! Here is a list of some things you can do on the Vancouver campus for free with your UBC student card.
Vist the Museum of Anthropology. Seriously, if you haven’t been to MOA yet, go. It is sooo cool! Even if museums aren’t really your thing, you can still wander through the outdoor exhibit space and check out the totem poles (although the coolest ones are inside.)
Check out the Nitobe Gardens. If you haven’t heard about them by now, where have you been?! The Nitobe Garden is a peaceful Japanese garden right next to Place Vanier that you can easily while away an afternoon inside.
Go swimming. Did you know that your UBC card will get you into the aquatics centre, absolutely free? Now you do! This is one opportunity you can’t miss – fun and exercise for free, in one stop! And by the way, I also heard they have a gym in their basement, so you can save on your Birdcoop membership.
View some art. Another place that your UBC card will get you free admission in the Belkin Art Gallery. I haven’t actually been there myself yet, but I plan to really soon, and you should too!