Waterlines: Confluence and Hope through Environmental Communication. The 15th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE). June 17-21, 2019, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Accommodation at UBC

Conference attendees need to arrange their own accommodation in Vancouver.

We highly recommend staying on campus because of the proximity to the meeting space (no-carbon commute). Staying on campus (a community of over 60,000 people) is not only convenient, it also provides easy access to Pacific Spirit Regional Park, Wreck Beach, and the UBC Botanical Garden, among other attractions.

We have reserved a variety of on-campus rooms which are listed below.

Rooms are can be reserved for the nights of June 17 - 21, and COCE attendees can also book rooms for 3 nights before and/or after those dates at the same rates, depending on availability.

Room rates do not include 5% federal goods and services tax and 8% provincial sales tax which will be added.

Please note that breakfast is NOT included. Please consult UBC's campus amenities for places to eat, and/or pick up a few breakfast items to keep in your room, all of which have kitchens.

Overnight parking is available on a first come, first served basis for C$16+tax/night and can be bought when checking in.

Presenters who have paid for their 2019 IECA memberships will have first access to book accommodations starting January 15, 2019.


Gage Premium Single

C$49/night - 36 rooms reserved for COCE delegates

Private bedroom with single bed in a four-bedroom shared apartment. Guests share a washroom, lounge with flat-panel TV, breakfast bar, kitchen (not equipped with dishes, cookware, etc.), and complimentary coffee & tea. Housekeeping services include beds made upon arrival, towels exchanged after one week, and rooms cleaned after one week. Linens provided.
Includes complimentary wired internet connection via Ethernet port (cable not provided).

Gage Premium Single room


Ponderosa Premium Single

C$59/night - 52 rooms reserved for COCE delegtes

Private bedroom with a single bed in a four-bedroom shared apartment. Guests share two washrooms, lounge with flat-panel TV, wireless internet. and kitchen (not equipped). Complimentary coffee service provided. Housekeeping services include beds made upon arrival, towels exchanged after one week, and rooms cleaned after one week. Linens provided.

Ponderosa Premium Single room


Ponderosa Studio Suite

C$135/night - 130 rooms reserved for COCE delegtes

Private suite with double bed and ensuite washroom. Features include sitting area with telephone, flat-panel TV, fully-equipped kitchen, wireless internet, and complimentary coffee service. Maximum 2 guests per suite. Includes daily housekeeping service.

Ponderosa Studio Suite


West Coast Suite

C$215/night - 8 rooms reserved for COCE delegates

Hotel suite with king bed in bedroom, queen sofa bed in living room, and private washroom. Features include luxury linens and amenities, air conditioning, telephone, flat-panel TV, fully-equipped kitchen with microwave (stovetop, no oven), wireless internet, in-room safe, and complimentary coffee & tea.
Rate based on single or double occupancy; $25.00 charge, per night, applies for each additional guest. Maximum 4 guests per suite (non-family members under the age of 19 will not be permitted to share a bed). Includes daily housekeeping service.

West Coast Suite