The InSEA World Congress at will be held at the beautiful campus of The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Located on the traditional unceded territory of the Musqueam people, UBC’s Vancouver campus is set at the edge of a peninsula overlooking the Strait of Georgia and the Salish Sea. The city of Vancouver is a short distance away and provides a sparkling backdrop for a university continually shaping its place as a world leader in research and teaching. From breathtaking ocean views to snow dusted mountaintops, world-renowned gardens and entertainment, the campus promises to welcome alumni and visitors at every step.

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Walking at UBC

  • UBC Walking Tours | The UBC Welcome Centre offers free guided walking tours of campus to alumni and visitors. Scheduled tours are Wednesdays (12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m.) with a focus on campus south of University Blvd and Saturdays (10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.) with a focus on campus north of University Blvd. To register, please complete this form or contact us at Alternatively you can also speak with an Ambassador at the Welcome Centre at 604.822.3313.

  • Exploring campus, short walks | UBC 30-Minute Walking Maps →

  • Pacific Regional Park | Pacific Spirit Regional Park is a 874 hectares (2,160 acres) park located in the University Endowment Lands, on Point Grey to the west of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia. It surrounds the endowment lands of the University of British Columbia on the shores of Georgia Strait in the Pacific Ocean. It is a nature preserve of the British Columbia government and classified under Electoral Area A.

    The park contains over 73 km of walking/hiking trails, 50 km of which are designated multi-use and available for cycling and horseback riding as well. There is a Park Centre which is located on W 16th Avenue. In 1975, BC Parks established ninety hectares of Pacific Spirit Regional Park as the UBC Endowment Lands Ecologial Reserve. This area is designated for forest research, and is not open to the public. The entire section of beach in Pacific Spirit (running from Acadia Beach in the north to Trail #7 in the south), including Wreck Beach, is designated as clothing optional. Pacific Regional Park Map

Dropbike at UBC


UBC has a new campus-wide public bike share program. The distinctive white and orange bikes can be picked up and dropped off all over campus, providing a faster way of getting around that’s fun, sustainable and healthy.

To learn more about using the bikes at UBC visit | Dropbike UBC

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Arts & Culture at UBC


Museum of Anthropology at UBC | A place of world arts and cultures. A place of extraordinary architectural beauty. Experience one of the world’s finest displays of art from Northwest Coast First Nations. Explore more than 9,000 objects from around the world, from massive totem poles to stunning pieces in wood and ceramic and more. Overlooking the mountains and sea, MOA is the perfect place to take a break, and be inspired. Group rate $16 with Delegate Badge; free admission Tuesday July 9, 2019 – 7 pm – 9 pm. On exhibition July 2019 Shadows, Strings and Other Things: The Enchanting Theatre of Puppets & Shake Up: Preserving What We Value.

Beaty Biodiversity Museum, UBC | Explore the university’s spectacular biological collections, with 20,000 square feet of exhibits, from insects to birds! Among our two million treasured specimens are a 26-metre-long blue whale skeleton suspended in the atrium, dinosaur trackways from BC’s early Cretaceous period, and myriad fossils, mammals, reptiles, and plants from around our region and across the planet. July 2019 exhibits listed here INSEA delegates with conference badge receive complimentary general museum admission July 9 – 13, 2019. On exhibition July 2019 : Skin and Bones

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at UBC | Internationally recognized for its exhibitions, programs and online projects, the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is one of Canada’s premier showcases for contemporary art. The Belkin is mandated to promote understanding and discussion of contemporary art and contemporary issues in art history, criticism and curating. As a university art gallery, the Belkin is committed to a research mandate, an international perspective and to the goal of fostering a civil society. Free admission. On exhibition July 2019 There Is Time for Love

The Audain Art Centre at UBC | The Audain Art Centre brings together a gallery space with studios and flexible work spaces for UBC art students and faculty. As part of a mixed-use student housing development with academic space at its core, this new facility engages the community in learning opportunities, studio visits and special gallery events.Free Admission. On exhibition: July 9 – 13, 2019 TBA

Hatch Art Gallery | The Hatch Gallery is a student run gallery space at UBC that’s been in operation since 1970. The gallery is dedicated to showcasing talent from a broad range of practices both student and non-student, local and international. It also possesses a wonderful permanent collection that it’s been accumulating since the mid-20th century, including works from the likes of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, E.J Hughes and Lawrence Harris.

Dal Schindel Gallery | Since 1990, the Dal Schindell Gallery has been a place where people are invited to make meaningful connections between art, theology, and the human condition. Originally called the Lookout Gallery, the gallery was renamed in April 2019 after the gallery's founder and first Director, Dal Schindell.


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Information on UBC Campus & Vancouver


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The UBC campus is home to some of the world’s most innovative and exciting research and learning environments. Wander through our many libraries; contemplate a museum exhibition, or experience nature in our outdoor gardens. Whatever your inclination, UBC gives you the freedom to explore. Find out more



A world of arts and culture is happening at the University of British Columbia’s Point Grey campus. Everything from theatre, film, contemporary and fine art, to music, opera, live performances and a world-renowned Museum of Anthropology are right at your doorstep. Find out more



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Explore Vancouver's arts scene, as well as the city's culture and history, in exquisite natural settings. Vancouver's art exhibits, cultural sites and historic areas are an integral part of life in the city. The city's rich cultural background has helped produce a rich spectrum of artistic expression and a thriving creative community. Find out more