2009 Summer School in Probability
Financial Support
Accommodation and Directions
Schedule and Locations
Participant presentations
Lecture Notes
Scientific Panel
Probability at UBC
Previous Summer Schools


Taxi (cab) from the airport to Walter Gage costs $25-30
Bus costs $3.75/trip. Check with the tourist info desk at the airport for details.


  1. Students who have received a letter of support containing the phrase
    Accommodation will be arranged for you in UBC's Walter Gage Residence   and who are planning to arrive on June 7 and leave on July 4 will in due course receive information about housing from Ken Leung.  It will be in  Walter Gage Towers  at a rate of 39 CAD per day. Each apartment (Floor plan) has six bedrooms sharing a bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and lounge.  Since we have to pay for these rooms in advance students must stay for the whole period or lose part of their subsidy.
  2. Students who HAVE received a letter of support as in case 1, but want to come for  a longer time should book accommodation for the additional time as described in case 3.
  3. Students who have not received a letter as in case 1 should arrange their own accommodations through UBC Conferences and Accommodation at

Contact info:
Toll Free Reservations 1 888 822 1030
Hotel Operator & Reservations: 604 822 1000
Email: reservations@housing.ubc.ca

They offer two types or economy hotel room for students:

Standard Single — A private bedroom in a 6 bedroom apartment. Rooms do not have phone service or televisions. (Pay phone in lobby; messages can be left with the Reservations Office or Front Desk staff.)

Premium Single — Single occupancy bedroom in a 4 bedroom apartment. Telephones in all bedrooms, television in lounge area.

Please print a copy of GageInfo.pdf  regarding your accommodations (it contains address & facilities & contact info)

The following is a list of hotels in the UBC neighborhood.
All rooms are on a first-come-first served basis. UBC does not guarantee the availability of any rooms, so make your reservations early.  Hotel costs will be incurred by guests and most hotels require a room deposit. Please ask about each hotel's cancellation policy.

Off-campus accommodations

1. http://www.makeyourselfathome.com/
They also help tenants look for accommodations.
Prices vary depend on locations. Generally speaking, the closer to UBC, the more the expensive.

2. http://www.shaughnessyvillage.com/location.html
They offer good deals - e.g. $1,200 for 20 nights including free breakfasts, but the size of bedroom is about 300-400 square feet.

On-campus accommodation

3. Carey Centre
contact: Hazel (hazel@careytheologicalcollege.ca)

4. TRIUMF House
(604) 222-1062
Contact: Connie Santiago, TRIUMF House Reservation Office
Email: housing@triumf.ca

5. UBC Conference
(604) 822-1000
West Coast Suites and Walter Gage Towers
Marine Drive Studios
E-Mail: reservations@housing.ubc.ca

6 Green College
Contatct: Ms. Simone Goguen (ask for guest rooms or student residence)
Email: greencol@interchange.ubc.ca

7. St. John's College
(604) 822-6522
Email: allam@interchange.ubc.ca
contact: Alice Lam (ask for guest room)
Rate: $95/night [Double-bed room], $105/night [Queen]

8. Vancouver School of Theology (VST)
6000 Iona Drive, Vancouver, BC V6T 1L4
Phone: 604-822-6398
Rate: $96.9/night (14% tax)