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The Nest

The Nest

Community. Cooperation. Celebration. Welcome to The Nest! You asked for it, you imagined it, you fought for it—together we built it. The Nest is more than a building, it’s a sustainable space for students to gather, eat, study, and socialize. It’s your home away from home.

Nest Opening Hours

Nest Opening Hours

Monday  7AM – 11PM

Tuesday 7am – 11PM

Wednesday 7AM – 12AM

Thursday 7AM – 12AM

Friday 7AM – 12AM

Saturday 8AM – 12AM

Sunday 8AM – 11PM

What Do You Wanna Do Here?


Story of The Nest

The Nest is the finished product of a seven year process to build a bigger, better, and more environmentally-friendly space to meet the needs of UBC students. The old student union building, constructed in 1968, was bursting at the seams with the growing campus community, so AMS members got together to solve the problem, and in 2008 a referendum passed to build a new student union building.

On June 1, 2015, The Nest opened its doors. The building represents the determination and focus of UBC students, and the leadership skills of the student executives, who pioneered the project from start to finish. It’s a student-centered hub of activity, providing a welcoming space for all students to eat, shop, study, and socialize while leading the way in sustainability practices and goals.

Catering & Conferences

Your search for a unique venue is over. From weddings to corporate events and conferences, The Nest is Vancouver’s newest and most sustainable location to celebrate your day. Let’s dream up, design, and execute your event together.

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We’re incredibly proud to say that The Nest is a LEED Platinum Certified building. You made it clear that sustainability mattered, and we didn’t take that lightheartedly. No, we aimed high and made it happen.

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