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Quantum Materials Summer School
May 7-9, 2007

Directions to/from the Airport

From the airport, students can either take a taxi (roughly $40 one way) or the city bus. From the Airport, catch the #424 Airport Station bus (the only public transit bus at the airport) and take it to Airport Station (the end of the line). Catch the 98 Bline North and get off at 4th Ave and transfer to the #4 bus going West. Get off at NW Marine Dr.

From downtown, walk to Burrard St and take the 98 Bline South to Airport St. Transfer to the #424 to the airport. Budget one hour by bus to the airport to account for the possibility of traffic.

Summer School Accommodations

The QMSS students will be staying at the beach front Jericho hostel located at
1515 Discovery Street
Vancouver, BC

Getting to Lectures

Students will catch the #4 bus at 8:20am (runs every 15 min) at the NW Marine Dr stop on 4th Ave to arrive in time for a quick coffee before lecture start at 9am.
From the #4 bus loop to the Graduate Student Centre (GSC), walk alongside the War Memorial Gym and past the Student Union Building (SUB), good coffee/cookies at Blue Chip, jog right along East Mall (North) turning left after our renovated IK Barber Learning Centre (the Main Library), right along Main Mall (toward the mountains, North) and, after a quick peek at the rose garden below, take a left onto Crescent Rd and the GSC is on the right. Lectures are in Thea's Lounge on the second floor. Lunch will be served in the Penthouse, on the floor above.

Directions to Shabusen

From UBC, take the 99 Bline from the Main Bus Loop to Granville St. Walk South on Granville and Shabusen is on the right near 14th Ave (2993 Granville St). From the hostel, take the #4 bus going East (away from campus) to Granville St (the last stop before crossing the bridge to downtown) and walk uphill to near 14th finding Shabusen on the right.

Directions to PICA

Take the bus as for Shabusen, but instead of walking South, walk under the Granville St bridge. PICA is the building on the left before the entrance to Granville Island.

Tuesday evening dinner

We recommend taking the #4 bus past the hostel to the main Kitsilano centre. If you get off the bus at the Safeway, there are many restaurants nearby (Chianti's, Indian Oven, a good Thai place, sushi...etc). Alternatively, you can walk North (downhill) to the beach and eat at any of several places located along Yew St (mostly pub food, Malone's has a large patio facing the beach).

Accommodations for the Main Meeting

For the main meeting portion, students will relocate downtown (get off the #4 bus at Davie St) to the Ramada Inn at
1221 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC

The bottom arrow points to the Ramada Inn, while the top-left arrow points to the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel, 1133 West Hastings St, where the Main Meeting will be held.