Oh Canada! : Oh Canada! The beautiful city of Vancouver! Community Living : Community Living Population: 578,041 (as of 2006)
Geography and climate:
Shielded from the Pacific Ocean by Vancouver Island.
Sports: Ice hockey (Yes we won the Olympics!)
History : Founded in 1866, was used as a port to bring goods from Asia to the East. Tourist and Attractions : Tourist and Attractions Stanley Park
Whistler Traditions/Festivals : Traditions/Festivals Tradition
Boxing Day (after christmas shopping spree!)
Vancouver Pride Parade (August)
HSBC Celebration of lights (End July)
Pacific Northwest Exhibition (End August) Enticing Entertainment : Enticing Entertainment Clubs/Bars
(Active lifestyle) Fabulous Food : Fabulous Food All kinds of Food!
Best food is salmon Sashimi/sushi!
Canadian food: Maple Syrup, Poutine, Smarties Education/Health : Education/Health Education is provided for free (if you are a resident), up till post secondary.
Post secondary is relatively expensive, but UBC is one of the most affordable universities (ranging around $5000/year in tuition).
Healthcare is provided for FREE as well. (Universal healthcare system) Economy : Economy Driven primarily by trade, film and natural resources.
Largest major Asia-Pacific port in North America.
Host almost 10% of all Hollywood movies.
Headquarters to major mining and forestry companies. Social Problems : Social Problems Downtown East Hastings is not a desirable place to live in.
Drugs is a big problem in terms of marijuana use.
Legal drinking age is 19, therefore underage drinking tends to be high. Structure/Government : Structure/Government Constitutional Monarchy (Mix between American and British political systems.)
Queen of Britain is represented by Governor General
Federal and provincial governments
Current PM: Mr. Steven Harper
Current BC Premier: Mr. Gordon Campbell Recent Events : Recent Events Canada won the Gold Medal in Olympics Men Hockey.
Vancouver is voted as World’s Number 1 city to live in. (2009) London-based Economist Intelligent Survey (EIU) UBC : UBC @ Life : @ Life EB consists of 7 members (LCP and 6 VPs)
Portfolios: Finance, Corp. Relations, Talent Mgt., Alum. Relations, Communications, Outgoing Exchange.
4 conferences/ year
LC Bonding times Slide 14: @ UBC and the good times! Slide 15: @ UBC and the GREAT times!