U21 Annual Network Meeting & Presidential Symposium

Start Date
08 May 2013
End Date
10 May 2013
University of British Columbia, Canada
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Registration for the 2013 Annual Network Meeting, Presidential Symposium and related business meetings, this year to be held at the University of British Columbia, is now open.

This is the annual opportunity for U21 Presidents and Vice-Chancellors to meet with their peers from around our network to discuss matters of importance to Universitas 21 and plan for the future year's activity.

Alongside the formal business meetings, the annual Presidential Symposium will take place, this year looking at themes related to learning in research universities. 

There are also a number of other meetings happening around the formal events.


Outline itinerary

Monday 6 May

Research Leaders' meeting, day 1 (details at www.universitas21.com/link/REmeetings2013)

DDoGS meeting, day 1 (details at www.universitas21.com/link/REmeetings2013)


Tuesday 7 May

Research Leaders' meeting, day 2

DDoGS meeting, day 2

International Group meeting (details, when available, will be on a separate IG meeting event page)

Student Forum, day 1 (details to follow)

Informal reception (with buffet food) for those arriving early in Vancouver


Wednesday 8 May

Student Forum, day 2

Meeting 1 - U21 Managers' meeting

Meetings 2 & 3 - U21 Equity meetings

Informal reception (with buffet food) for Managers and those already  in Vancouver


Thursday 9 May

Meeting 4 - Presidential Symposium & Roundtable: The role of universities in building the next generation of global leaders

Formal dinner and U21 Award Ceremony


Friday 10 May

Meeting 5 - Nominations & Membership Committee meeting

Meeting 6 - U21 Annual Network meeting

Meeting 7 - U21 LBG AGM

Informal reception (with buffet food) for those remaining in Vancouver after the meetings have concluded.


Further details will be posted here as they become available.


Meeting papers

Papers will be sent out by email to all registered delegates prior to the start of the meetings.  Unless you state on your registration form that you will require a hard copy to be provided for you, you will be expected to bring your own papers (hard copy or electronic) with you, as there will not be any spares printed.


Visa requirements

Some delegates will require a visa to enter Canada.  If this applies to you, you may wish to use the template letter, downloadable below, to help with your application.  Should you need anything else to support your visa application, please contact Jill Lambert (jill.lambert@ubc.ca) at UBC who will be happy to assist.



Transport options

The quickest, cheapest (and greenest!) way to get from Vancouver International Airport to the hotel is to take the Skytrain to Vancouver City Centre Station, which is less than a block from the hotel. www.translink.ca/en/About-Us/Corporate-Overview/Operating-Companies/SkyTrain.aspx


The hotel's website also gives various other options for transport from the airport (including the hotel's limo pick up service) to the hotel at www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/hotelgeorgia/travel_details/transportation/

How To Register

Registration for the meetings is via the U21 website (link below).

Registrations for the International group, the DDoGS and the Research Leaders' meetings, as well as the Student Forum will be handled separately - please see the individual event pages for details of how to register for these meetings.


Hotel accommodation

Delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation directly with the conference hotel, the Rosewood Georgia Hotel.Colleagues at UBC have secured favourable rates at this hotel.


When booking with the hotel, delegates should state that they are part of the "U21 AGM Group". 

The available rooms are classifed as:

  • "Run of House King Rooms" (Superior Rooms on the website)

Reservations can be made either by telephoning the hotel on +1 604 682 5566 or by emailing georgia.reservations@rosewoodhotels.com.  You will not be able to get the group booking rate by booking online.

Rooms will be allocated by the hotel in order of bookings, so delegates are advised to reserve their accommodation early to avoid disappointment.

Lucy Smith