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Goldschmidt 2008 is being held on the University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, Canada. The natural beauty of the campus, coupled with the spectacular views of the Pacific over the Burrard Inlet, the north shore mountains and the downtown core of Vancouver will only enhance the conference experience.
The oral sessions will be held in a network of academic buildings, all boasting state-of-the-art technology, and all within walking distance of each other and the campus accommodations. The exhition and poster session will be held in the Student Recreation Centre, offering 18,000 square feet of open, modern space. The world renowned UBC Museum of Anthropology will host the Conference Barbeque. The museum houses one of the world's finest displays of Northwest Coast First Nations art, while offering stunning vistas of the Vancouver skyline.
The university campus itself has something to offer for every delegate. Visitors to the campus are able to enjoy athletic facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, a spacious gym and field areas, a variety of shops and services, and restaurants and food providers to tempt any appetite. The campus occupies the western point of the city, in an area called Point Grey. The campus adjoins the largest green space in the City of Vancouver, Pacific Spirit Regional Park. The 763 hectare park is popular for its cycling and running trails, and allows its visitors a stunning window into the lush forest environment that makes up much of Vancouver’s surrounding areas.
More information on UBC can be found on their website.