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					                                                    2010 Olympic & Paralympic Edition
SHHS Staff Newsletter - Winter Games 2010                                                                             editor: juliana campbell

                           Andrew’s Note
 CONTENTS                                                    British Columbia’s Olympic Vision
 Andrew’s Note              “To host the most successful Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, resulting in lasting economic,
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                                sport, cultural and social legacies that benefit communities throughout British Columbia.”
                                                           From UBC Olympic Secretariat website
 Games Time Operation
 • Food Services
                          Welcome to 2010 and our special Olympic Edition                Games (Reading Break), the campus is functioning
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                          of Bed & Breakfast. We have created this to be not             relatively as usual during this unusual time. Within
                          only your one stop centre for work related information         SHHS, Conferences and Accommodations will be
 Official Food Provider
                          relative to the Games but also to provide you with some        operating our West Coast Suites at full capacity;
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                          information about how you can personally enjoy the             Residences will remain open and pretty much at full
 Games Time Operation     Games.                                                         occupancy, Child Care will be operating as usual but will
 • Conferences &                                                                         be experiencing some access / road closure challenges
   Accommodations         While SHHS will remain in full swing and will be               and Food Services will be busy providing all the food
 • Student Housing        very busy during this time I hope you have a chance            and beverage needs at Thunderbird Arena, including
 Page 3                   to participate in some of the Olympic and Paralympic           all concession services, all the catering and refreshment
                          festivities, either on campus, downtown or at one of the       needs for athletes, media, officials and the Olympic
 Working During the       Olympic venues around town or in Whistler. While I
 Games                                                                                   Family and over 28,000 workforce meals. Busy times for
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                          Games, I consider this a once in a lifetime opportunity
 The Torch Relay          and one we should embrace as we welcome the world to           Let’s all do our part to bring British Columbia’s Olympic
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 Transportation and       I believe the tag line used by UBC’s Olympic Secretariat
 Road Closure
 Page 4                   office is “Business as Unusual”! Basically this says that      Andrew Parr
                          while most classes are cancelled during the Olympic            Managing Director
 Holiday Party - Insert
 Contributors:                        UBC Winter Games Visitors Centre
 Allan DeJong                          UBC will be hosting a Winter Games Visitors       from the North Parkade and in close proximity to food
 Andrew Parr                           Centre for the duration of the Olympic and        service operations. The centre will be open from 8am
 Dana Mahon
 Dorothy Yip
                                       Paralympic Winter Games and Pacific Spirit        – 6pm seven days a week and will be staffed by UBC
 Janice Robinson            Place, operated by Food Services in the SUB, is pleased      staff and volunteers. It will be an excellent place to
 Kevin Dueck                to be able to provide space for this valuable service. The   send students, staff, faculty and visitors who are seeking
 Loretta Chui
 Stephanie Packwood
                            location is excellent; visible from the Bus Loop, across     information about the Games and UBC.

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 Games Time Operation - Food Services Locations
Food Services Hours Of Operation                                                         Official Food Provider
February 15 – 26 during the Olympics only
All units will be back to usual hours of operation after the Olympic Games.

Pacific Spirit Place (Sub)
 A&W                               7:30am – 4:00pm           Mon-Fri
 PSP Bake Shop                     7:30am – 2:00pm           Mon-Fri
 Subway                            8:30am – 6:00pm           Mon-Fri
Totem and Vanier                   8:00am - 7:00pm           Mon-Sun
Magdas                             5:00pm - 11:30pm          Mon-Sun
                                                                                          During the Olympic and Paralympic
                                                                                          Games, Wescadia will be providing meals
Café MOA                           8:00am – 4:00pm           Mon-Sun
                                                                                          to the Olympic Family Lounge which will
Pond Café                          7:30am – 2 :30pm          Mon-Fri
                                                                                          be used by the IOC, Head of States, IIHF
Sauder Exchange Café               7:45am – 2 :00pm          Mon-Fri
                                                                                          (International Ice Hockey Federation)
Starbucks                          7:00am – 6:00pm           Mon-Fri
                                                                                          and families of athletes. The Central
                                   8:30am – 3:00pm           Sat&Sun
                                                                                          Commissary will be in production for the
Starbucks – Fred Kaiser            7:00am – 3:30pm           Mon-Fri
                                                                                          concessions as well as all of our operating
Steamies – Bookstore               9:30am – 4:45pm           Mon-Fri
QUiCk SERViCE RESTaURaNTS                                                                   • 2,000 meals to be served to the
Barn Coffee Shop                9:00am – 2:00pm              Mon-Fri                          media
Caffè Perugia                   7:30am – 5:00pm              Mon-Fri                        • over 28,000 workforce meals served
Ike’s Café                      8:00am – 10:00pm             Mon-Thur
                                8:00am – 6:00pm              Fri                          Concessions
                                10:00am – 6:00pm             Sat
                                12:00pm – 8:00pm             Sun                          The Retail segment of Food Services will
Tim Horton’s at Trek Express    7:30am – 4:00pm              Mon-Fri                      be operating two concession stands, two
Tim Horton’s at Forest Sci Bldg 7:00am – 6:00pm              Mon-Fri                      stand alone bleacher carts, one specialty
                                                                                          coffee cart, and three mobile carts for the
liCENSED RESTaURaNTS                                                                      Games. We anticipate providing service
Sage Bistro                        11:30am – 2:00pm          Mon-Fri                      to between 3000 and 6000 spectators per
The Point Grill                    10:00am – 11:00pm         Mon-Thur                     game.
                                   10:00am – 11:30pm         Fri-Sat
                                   10:00am – 10:00pm         Sun                          We are looking forward to being a part
White Spot                         8:00am – 9:00pm           Mon-Thur                     of the excitement. It is certainly a once
                                   8:00am – 10:00pm          Fri                          in a life time opportunity to be part of
                                   11:00am – 8:30pm          Sat                          something that fosters international
                                   12:00pm – 8:00pm          Sun                          camaraderie and cultural diversity.

Hubbards and Gage / IRC / LTK Café / Neville’s / Reboot      Closed

For current hours of operation information visit www.food.ubc.ca
For UBC and the Winter Games visit: www.webcommunications.ubc.ca/ubc2010
Keep up with all the Olympic actions at The Point Grill and White Spot; they are
                                                                                         The Venue
open daily with large screen TV’s and your favourite eats and beverages to satisfy any
appetite.                                                                                 UBC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports
                                                                                          Centre is hosting 17 Olympic Ice Hockey
                                                                                          games and 20 Paralympic Ice Sledge
                                                                                          Hockey games. It is expected that Campus
                                                                                          will be busiest in the times immediately
                                                                                          before and immediately after scheduled
                                                                                          competitions. For Games schedule visit:
                                                                                          w w w. w e b c o m m u n i c a t i o n s . u b c . c a /

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                                                   and an extension will not be unreasonably
 Games Time Operation -                            withheld. Why the form? In residence a lot                  Working during the Games
 Student Housing                                   of residents share some pretty small spaces,
                                                   and our goal is ensure everyone can have a             It is hard to believe that the 2010 Winter
                                                   good time, while being respectful of others in         Games are almost here. All of the hard work,
                                                   residence.                                             planning and preparation will soon pay off !
                                                   Curious about some of most frequently asked            During this very busy and exciting time there
                                                   questions (and their answers) about the                will be a lot going on. On top of the special
                                                   Olympics and residence? Check out                      services provided at the Thunderbird Arena,
                                                   www.housing.ubc.ca/vancouver/351.                      the day to day operations of SHHS remain our
Conferences and Accommodations                     The residence life staff are organizing ‘An            top priority. We need to ensure that our service
                                                   Event a Day’ for each residence area. Many of          to the campus community remains top notch!
The West Coast Suites are positioned to break      the activities will involve going together to an       As you read in this newsletter, Vancouverites
records – Olympic style! During the months         Olympic outing. Some will be in-rez activities         will experience road closures, changes to traffic
of February and March, suite occupancy will        that are unrelated to the Olympics, for those          patterns and in some cases an overall busier
break records as roomnights figures for both       who aren’t interested in the Olympics, or may          commute (although those who ride the bus
these months are anticipated to exceed 90%         be experiencing some Olympic-overload.                 may actually get to work more quickly due to
- surpassing that of any prior February and                                                               the reserved Olympic bus lanes!).
                                                   In mid-November we asked residents about
March in West Coast Suites history. In this
                                                   their plans during this year’s 2010 Olympics           For many of you it will be business as usual and
small way, we are going for the ‘gold’. Staff
                                                   and (extended) Reading Week. Here’s what               for others you will be involved in the actual
look forward to welcoming our Olympic
                                                   they told us                                           on-site service. Either way, as always it is your
visitors within a few weeks and are also excited
to help out with food and event operations at           I’ ll be here!: 54%   Staying for part: 28%       responsibility to arrive for work on time, in
the T-bird Arena.                                       Not sure: 9%          Outta here!: 9%             full uniform and ready to provide that friendly,
                                                                                                          warm and wonderful UBC hospitality and
Residence Life                                     The 82% ‘staying for all or part’ response             service.
                                                   was reasonably consistent throughout all the           There may be opportunities to pick up some
While some parts of campus are slowing down        residence areas, with the lowest at Totem Park
for the extended Reading Break, residence                                                                 extra hours and we would certainly appreciate
                                                   (77%) and the highest at Thunderbird (91%).            your flexibility and willingness to pitch in.
is gearing up! Our front desk, dining room,        In our winter-session residences, it became clear
housekeeping and residence life staff all                                                                 We may also ask people to work outside of
                                                   that many students are planning to stay for            their regular area. Not only does working in
plan to continue to offer residents the same       part of the Olympic celebrations, but also go
good service we aspire to provide each day.                                                               a different area of business provide you with
                                                   elsewhere for other adventures during the two-         more experience and a chance to try something
Our regular residence standards (rules) and        week Reading Break.
expectations will apply. Subletting one’s                                                                 out of the ordinary, it gives you a chance to
residence room or unit is not permitted, and       We also asked residents about their plans for          mingle with other co-workers and build new
residence quiet hours will remain the same.        friends and family to come stay with them              relationships with your fellow team members.
However, one residence policy has been             during the Olympics. In November, about 50%            All the best for a successful, safe and
adapted for the Olympics. Typically residents      said they were not planning to have guests, 15%        memorable 2010 Games!
are permitted to host guests up to 4 nights        said they were at least part or all of the time,
each month, but we anticipated many residents      while the other 35% said they weren’t sure yet.
would want to have friends or family come          We’re definitely planning to see more visitors
stay with them for part of the Olympics. We        in residence. While we were surveying residents
wanted it to be easy for residents to request an   about their Olympic plans one of the valuable
extension to the guest policy. From our Web        lessons learned was the difference that putting                                 www.webcommunications.
Service Centre, residents can download an          “Last chance to win a pair of tix to the Olympic                                ubc.ca/ubc2010/commuting/
easy-to-complete form, ask their roommates         or Paralympic Games” in the subject line of an
to confirm they’re cool with the plan, and         email we sent to 7000 residents.
then turn the form into the front desk. The        •	     Without it: 550 responses over a week
Residence Life Manager reviews the request,        •	     With it:    1750 responses in 2 days

                                                   Torch will zig zag through UBC Point Grey              Relay program, Canadians from many walks
 Olympic Torch Relay                               campus, kicking off the Olympic experience.            of life have had the opportunity and honour
                                                   To mark the occasion, the UBC 2010 Olympic             of being a torchbearer.2 Joanne Thember from
                                                   & Paralympic Secretariat and UBC Rec are               Food Services, has been selected to carry the
                                                   planning a free campus-wide celebration which          Torch on February 8 in Fort Langley on Queen
                                                   will be open to all students, staff, faculty, alumni   Street at 9:52am. This opportunity came from
                                                   and friends. 1                                         our relationship with Coca Cola and Joanne
                                                   Celebrations: 4pm-8pm,                                 won a raffle for this spot. Evan Hilchey from
                                                   Torch arrival between 5pm-6pm                          Student Housing is carrying the Olympic
                                                   Location: Old Bus Loop at the corner of                Flame on February 5 in Squamish on Clevland
On February 11, 2010, UBC will join over 1000      University Boulevard and East Mall                     Ave. Evan won his spot through the RBC Carry
Canadian communities as part of the Olympic                                                               the Torch Contest.
Torch Relay for the 2010 Winter Games.             Our Torchbearers
                                                                                                          Way to Go - Joanne and Evan!
One day before the 2010 Olympic Winter             Olympic moments are unique, diverse and                1.
Games begin in Vancouver, the Olympic              personal. Through the 2010 Olympic Torch               2.
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       Transportation & Road Closures
                                                                                                                                       Bus Route Changes
             UBC THUNDERBIRD ARENA - OLYMPICS                                                                                          UBC encourages students,
                                                                                                                                       staff, faculty and friends to take
                                                                                                                                       advantage of public transit and
                                                                                                                                       reduce our collective carbon
                                                                                                                                       footprint during the Olympic and
                                                                                                                                       Paralympic Winter Games.

                                                                                                                                       Revised public transit maps and
                                                                                                                                       timetables for UBC, including
                                                                                                                                       those for community shuttles,
                                                                                                                                       are available on the following
                                                                                                                                       •	 www.webcommunications.
                                                                                                                                       •	 www.webcommunications.

                                                                                                                                       For information on public
 Full Games Schedule                                                                                                                   transportation visit:
 http://www.vancouver2010.com/dl/00/44/31/-/44312/prop=data/o1kl3j/44312.pdf                                                           •	 www.translink.ca/en/
                                                                                                                                       •	 ww.travelsmart2010.ca
                                 UBC 2010 Olympic @ www.webcommunications.ubc.ca/ubc2010
     A copy of Bus Route Change map can be foundand Paralympic Secretariat

Road Restriction Maps
                                                                     UBC 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic
Before, during and after the                                                   Roads Restrictions
Olympic and Paralympic Winter
Games, UBC’s Point Grey campus                                                  The Week of February 15th - February 21st
will be bustling with activity.                     Feb 15 - Feb 21: Thunderbird Blvd. from Wesbrook Mall to           Feb 15 - Feb 21: East Mall Northbound from West 16th to
                                                    Parkade Entrance                                                   Thunderbird and Thunderbird from Wesbrook to East Mall
Students, staff, faculty and friends
                                                    Feb 15 - Feb 21: Health Sciences Mall from
coming to UBC during the Games                      Thunderbird Blvd. to Lot C2 Entrance
                                                                                                                       Feb 15 - Feb 21: Osborne Lane and Tennis Lane

will encounter road restrictions                    Feb 15 - Feb 21: Wesbrook Mall from West 16th to Keats             Feb 15 - Feb 21: Agronomy open, but no access
near UBC Thunderbird Arena and                      Hall Parkade Entrance (Northbound and Southbound)                  to/from Wesbrook Mall
                                                                           A copy of Road Restriction map can be found @ www.webcommunications.ubc.ca/ubc2010
may wish to use the maps posted
here to plan accordingly.                                                                                    NA

Those planning to come to UBC
should know;
1.     Road restrictions affect vehicle
       traffic only;
2.     Emergency vehicles will be
       permitted on closed roads;
3.     Pedestrians and cyclists may
       access all roads, but may not
       access areas inside the fenced
       security perimeter

Road Restriction maps can be
found on the following link:
ubc2010/commuting                         For more information about the Games, visit:
                                          •	 www.webcommunications.ubc.ca/ubc2010
     P. 4                                 •	 www.vancouver2010.com