Event: UBC launches its Centennial year Wednesday, exactly 100 years after welcoming its first class of 379 students. Media are invited to film hundreds of students, staff, alumni and faculty spell out “UBC100” in formation at 12 p.m. A tour for media of the new Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre will be offered at 9:15 a.m.
Location Map: alumnicentre.ubc.ca/welcome-centre/map/
Photo/assignment editors: Please confirm today with Leslie Dickson at 604-822-1266 or 604-828-0787 (cell) if you would like a tour of the new Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre at 9:15 a.m. tomorrow or if you would like to film the UBC100 formation at 12 p.m. tomorrow.
Time/Date: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
9:15 a.m. – Tour of new Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. Please check in at the media table on the first floor of the alumni centre by 9 a.m.
12 p.m. – Media can film hundreds of UBC students, faculty, staff and alumni spelling out “UBC100” at the square beside the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. This is a re-creation of the formation of “UBC” by 1,200 students involved in the Great Trek in 1922 to lobby for the construction of the Point Grey campus. Media can film this from the third floor of the alumni centre. For directions to the filming location, please check in at the media table on the first floor of the alumni centre by 12 p.m.
2 p.m. – Photos and time-lapse video of the UBC100 formation will be available to media at UBC100.ca
Thursday, Oct. 1 – To help commemorate UBC’s Centennial, a high-definition image of UBC’s Point Grey campus taken Sept. 30 at 10:47 a.m. by the Urthecast Deimos-2 satellite will be available at UBC100.ca