Explore The Nest to uncover some unexpected gems, like The Pit, a student-focused events space that can be dressed up or down for any event; and the Hatch Art Gallery, a tribute to the artistic talent of UBC students since 1970. We even have a climbing wall.
The Pit Pub
The successor of AMS’ legendary student bar, The Pit Pub in The Nest, expands on what was great about the old location and updates everything else. We host Pit nights every Wednesday, and rent the space to students on every other weeknight, so if you’re looking for a place to host your shindig, get in touch! Our drinks list includes the cheapest craft beer on campus and the giant AV wall spanning the back wall is the best spot on campus to catch the game. Stay updated on all things Pit below.
Established in 1970, the Hatch Art Gallery is UBC’s only student-run exhibition space. Dedicated to stimulating the exchange of art and ideas between artists, students, and the broader campus community, the Hatch showcases talent from a diverse range of practices. In addition to biweekly exhibitions, the Hatch also maintains and displays the AMS Permanent Collection—an impressive assortment of Canadian art that has been accumulating since the mid-20th century and includes works from the likes of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, E.J. Hughes and Lawren Harris.
AVIARY CLIMBING WALL
The Aviary is The Nest’s very own climbing wall. Standing three-storey’s tall, the wall is host to a huge variety of routes for all levels of climbers to enjoy. It’s open to everyone, with a top rope, lead climbing, and an array of training tools to suit both new and experienced climbers.
SHapecut Hair design
Shapecut Hair Design is the most convenient hair salon on campus. Aaron has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and graduated from the world-renowned Sassoon Academy in London. We specialize in a variety of services so come check us out and we will surely find a hairstyle that suits you!
A digital banking education and financial literacy centre for students. The centre also has two ATMs on site.
Level 1 in The Nest
CiTR & Discorder
CiTR 101.9 FM is the broadcasting voice of UBC. It began as a student club in 1937, gaining not-for-profit status and a place on the FM dial in 1982. Run by the Student Radio Society of UBC, CiTR broadcasts 100+ locally-focused radio programs in seven different languages, streams online, and is available as podcasts. In 1983, CiTR began publishing the Discorder Magazine, mirroring CiTR’s mandate to amplify underrepresented communities and provide invaluable publishing experience.
The Ubyssey is the student-run paper on campus. It’s published every Tuesday during the school year, and regularly releases stories online. It’s published by an independent non-profit society, written and edited by students, and funded by a combination of student fees and advertising. All UBC students are welcome to join the paper as staff, no experience necessary!