Arctic Adaptations: NU Health

Canada at the Venice Biennale 2014

Please join us for a reception to announce the selection of a UBC SALA student team that will be part of Canada’s contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014. The chosen team, selected as part of a school-wide design competition for the delivery of health services in Nunavut, will join a professional team from Pin Taylor Architects (Yellowknife) and the Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre (Iqaluit) in developing “Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15”, a territory-wide vision for architecture in service of health in the northern region.

Find out more about the biennale, the project challenge, the impressive range of student submissions, and how you, too, can contribute to Canada’s innovative project. Venice Biennale organizers, competition jurors and student competitors will be on hand.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
AIBC Architecture Centre, #100 – 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Refreshments will be provided. This free reception will also serve as a fundraiser for the project. Please r.s.v.p. to by August 5, 2013.


Vancouver Heritage Foundation

HVF Walking Tours
Heritage Vancouver Foundation historian and tour guide Maurice Guibord will be leading the following Friday afternoon walking tours in the coming weeks:

Friday, October 11 – West End
The tour will begin in front of St. Paul’s Hospital (Burrard & Comox). Walk through waves of Vancouver’s diverse community, from big city industrialists to blue-collar immigrants, and from single-family heritage homes to the forest of towers beside Davie Village. Participants will move from the bustle of business to the quiet, family-oriented streets that make up one of the most densely populated areas in Canada. It will reveal a neighbourhood still in the throes of vivid transformation, with mixed results and community response.

Each tour goes from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. To sign up, contact VHF Administrative Assistant Jen Baynes (604-264-9642 #301) or click here to go online..

1.5 Non-core LUs per tour