Vancouver-Point Grey includes the unique communities of Kitsilano, Point Grey, the University Endowment Lands (University Hill), the University Neighborhoods Association, and UBC. Our neighborhood is also home to great beaches and parks including Kits Beach, Spanish Banks, Jericho Beach, Wreck Beach, Pacific Spirit Park and the old growth forests at UBC. Our constituents bring issues to our attention that are specific to our neighborhood as well as policy suggestions for British Columbia as a whole.
Feel free to call or email to send us a suggestion regarding other issues you’d like to see addressed.
Help Shape the Future of the UEL
The University Endowment Lands (UEL) is unlike any other place in B.C. because of its unique history. It is the only urban area in the province not directly run by a local government and elected council – it has been administered by UEL staff on behalf of the Province for the past 100 years.
That’s why the Ministry of Municipal Affairs is conducting a study of the UEL to better understand the current and future needs of the community, including governance.
This public engagement is intended to encourage discussion and comments from all members of the UEL community including the Musqueam Nation (xwmәθkwәýәm) and other key stakeholders to help us identify different ways to enhance community services and prepare for the future.
By services we mean those things that make a local community function, such as roads, utilities, planning and development, solid waste collection, parks and recreation, emergency services and more.
An experienced and impartial consulting team led by Urban Systems will be overseeing the engagement process and working through a detailed technical review of UEL services, structure and governance over the next 10-12 months.
The UEL Governance Study includes four phases leading up to the study’s conclusion and includes two rounds of engagement with UEL community members, First Nations, and local governments in neighbouring jurisdictions (including the City of Vancouver, Musqueam Nation, Metro Vancouver and UBC, among others).
Throughout the process, community members will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of how the UEL is currently governed, communicate their experiences and preferences about service delivery and decision-making, and provide feedback on potential opportunities for improvement.
To share learnings with the community as the UEL Governance Study progresses, each round of engagement will conclude with a ‘What We Heard’ summary, complemented by an overview at the study’s conclusion.
Following the thorough technical review and discussions with the UEL community and other key stakeholders, a final report will be submitted to the Province to consider options for the future services, structure and governance arrangements of the UEL.
Take the survey now. Survey closes March 31, 2021 – THE SURVEY DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 9, 2021. Hardcopies of the survey are also available for pick-up and drop-off at the UEL Administration Office (5495 Chancellor Boulevard) during regular business hours.
A virtual open house was hosted on March 11, 2021 from 7-8pm on Zoom. Thank you to those who attended. A recording of the meeting has been posted below for those unable to attend.