SCOLA Annual General Meeting 2024

Friday May 3, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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Join us for the SCOLA 2024 Annual General Meeting at the University of British Columbia to discuss matters related to modern language education with other representatives of modern language departments at BC post-secondary institutions. This in-person event is a fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow members, share ideas, and shape the future of teaching languages in post-secondary settings. Whether you’re a long-time member or new to SCOLA, this meeting is open to everyone.

Questions? Contact Dr. Luisa Canuto (

The goals of SCOLA set out by the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) include:

  • facilitating the transfer of students from one educational institution to another;
  • fostering understanding of course objectives in the discipline;
  • exchanging information about entry requirements, measures of achievement, course numbering systems, textbooks, supporting facilities, and program developments in the field;
  • maintaining liaison with appropriate external certification bodies;
  • providing a forum for discussion of instructional practices and for the exchange of learning materials, and of any changes contemplated in courses and programs that will affect transfer relationships;
  • identifying and forwarding transfer problems which require the attention of BCCAT.


Deadline to register: Thursday, April 18 at 11:59 PM

If you have special dietary restrictions, please complete the form below.

Registration is now closed. For questions or concerns, contact Dr. Luisa Canuto (



We recommend that you travel into Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in Richmond, BC, which is approximately 12 km from Downtown Vancouver, and 15 km from The University of British Columbia.

Modes of transportation:

Transportation from the airport into the city is available in several forms: hired car services such as traditional taxis, Uber and Lyft; car rental/share services such as Evo or Zipcar; or public transportation. For your reference, a traditional taxi from YVR to UBC will cost roughly $45 and will take about 30 minutes, while public transportation will cost roughly $10 and will take about 60 minutes (see transit fare prices).


We recommend using Google Maps to plan your travel while visiting Vancouver, as it will provide accurate estimates for travel times and public transit schedules.

By car:

By public transportation:


If you wish to commute to/from UBC and Downtown or the nearby neighbourhood of Kitsilano, take one of the following buses to/from the UBC Bus Exchange:


  • Downtown: Stanley Park, Sea Wall, Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Kitsilano: Kitsilano Beach, Granville Island, Cafes, Restaurants, Boutiques


We recommend using Google Maps to plan your travel while visiting Vancouver, as it will provide accurate estimates for travel times and public transit schedules. See transit fare prices.

Bus routes to Downtown:
Bus routes to Kitsilano:

There are three main Parkades available to attendees: the North Parkade, the Fraser River Parkade and the West Parkade. Locations are identified on the UBC Parking Map. Parking spaces are available on a first-come, first served basis, with regular rates of $2.00/30 min or $20.00/day and are open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. Note that both regular and accessible parking at UBC can be challenging at times, so please allow extra time to find a stall and get to your destination.

To buy your parking permit online or check rates, see the UBC Parking Permits & Rates page.


UBC has rooms for all kinds of travellers. For information about the different accommodations, see Stay at UBC.

  • West Coast Suites
  • Ponderosa Commons
  • Gage Apartments
  • Carey Centre

Vancouver has hotels at a variety of price points. Most hotels are situated downtown, although there are several near YVR Airport. There are also a variety of vacation rental services (such as Airbnb and Vrbo).

Food & Recreation

Complete list of food options on campus

The map below provides a guide for locations and services that are available year-round, since some services are not available during the Summer Session.


The following publishers will have booths at the event:

UBC Vancouver is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) People.