Social Activities

Opening Lecture and Welcome Reception at Museum of Anthropology – May 12

Join us at the stunning Museum of Anthropology at University of British Columbia, renowned for its displays of world arts and cultures, in particular First Nations works.

The Opening Lecture “A Rare Book Collector`s Light Hearted History of Thermodynamics” (Gregory Girolami) will take place in the Great Hall, surrounded by soaring First Nations totem poles.

Afterwards, explore the over 40,000 artifacts at your leisure or on a private tour, as the Museum and its sculptured grounds are reserved exclusively for you! There will be scrumptious food and beverage served, and lots of time to mingle.

Vancouver Excursion - May 14

Board your private coach at the University of British Columbia, then relax as you pass through some of the vibrant neighbourhoods of Vancouver. You will then board the M.V. Britannia in beautiful Coal Harbour. You will set out for a three hour sunset dinner cruise, and enjoy the Vancouver skyline from the water. At the end of the evening, the coach will return you to UBC.

PPEPPD Conference Dinner - May 15

For the final evening, the PPEPPD Conference Dinner is held in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. Located in the heart of campus, it is a beautiful venue for this final dinner, where you can enjoy a wonderful meal, mingle with friends, then dance the night away!

PPEPPD Conference Meals

All meals are included in your registration.

Breakfast is served each morning in the Ponderosa Ballroom.

Sage Bistro, UBC’s former faculty club, offers a spectacular venue for meals and mingling. Enjoy a fine dining experience coupled with breathtaking views of the Strait of Georgia and surrounding mountains on May 13 and 16.