faqFrequently Asked Questions about the Summer School
How do I get to Mt. Gardner on Wed. June 11?
A description of the hike along with a map can be found here. But note that it is a good idea to do the hike clockwise rather than counter-clockwise if you don't want to get lost (even better go up and down the South Mt. Gardner Trail). For some important information not in the above take a look at this.X
What can I do on weekends?
Review lecture notes, and solve exercises.
There are many hiking options around Vancouver. By public transit (use google maps or translink's website) you can easly reach some trails around here. Google for more precise instructions.
- Lynn suspension bridge (very similar to Capilano, but free).
- Brother's creek
- Seymour mountain (snow likely), Black mountain-Eagle Bluffs
- Grouse grind; trails starting on top (Goat mountain) may still have serious snow
- Stanley park (downtown), Pacific Spirit park (very close)
- Lighthouse Park (W. Vancouver on Horseshoe Bay 250 busline)
Other options: Kayaking in deep cove, Wreck beach. X
Can I get funding?
The deadline for applying for funding was January 17. X
Is there an registration fee?
There is a $75 registration fee to cover the cost of refreshments on each day and other social activities. Registration will open in February.X
Can I get travel funding?
No. Unfortunately, our current budget only allows us to offer local expenses for some participants.X
Can I submit my CV in a format other than PDF?
We anticipate many applications. To streamline our process, it would be helpful if all documents are in a single format. There are free applications for converting from many formats to PDF.X
When will funding be decided?
Funded applicants have been notified. Other participants may be funded should additional funds become available.X
I'm funded; Where will I be staying?
Funded participants will be staying at suites on campus, mostly at Gage towers. These have several bedrooms, and a shared kitchen and bathrooms. Breakfast is included. Most have superb views.X
- Where is Gage?
What other accommodation options are there?
UBC conference services have a number of dorm rooms available at various rates. Other options on campus include Totem Park, Place Vanier, Thunderbird Residence, Marine Drive Residence, Green College and St. John's College, and the Vancouver School of Theology. Off (and on) campus, it is also possible to find short term sublets/rentals through craigslist or airbnb.X
- Where is PIMS? Where are the lectures?
I'm not funded; Where can I stay? How much will it cost?
Typical rent for a room for a month in Vancouver is about $1000 and up. There are many options for staying on campus which is recommended in order to socialize with other participants.X
- Do I need a visa for Canada? Can you help?
What is that image in the background?
Nothing there at the moment. get your vision checked.X