UniverCity Community Association

The UniverCity Community Association (formerly SFU Community Association) was established in 2002 to address matters of mutual interest to the UniverCity community and help facilitate communication between UniverCity residents, the SFU Community Trust, Simon Fraser University, and outside organizations.

The Association’s role is to initiate programs and projects that enhance and promote UniverCity as an attractive community to live and work. The UniverCity Community Association administers the UniverCity Community Granting Program, to support community events and programs. The Association also manages the Naheeno Park Community Garden and acts as a liaison with the Burnaby RCMP and the City of Burnaby on certain issues.

Membership in the Community Association consists of representatives from each strata corporation or housing co-operative, owners of development sites under construction and the SFU Community Trust. The UniverCity Community Association meets on a monthly basis and meets at 7pm. The following meetings are scheduled for:
Thursday, November 29th, 2019
Thursday, January 10th, 2019
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
Wednesday, April 11th, 2019
Thursday, May 9th, 2019
Thursday, June 20th, 2019
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Click here to Download the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws

Residents interested in contacting the Community Association can do so through their building association representative or email: UniverCityCommunity@gmail.com

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UCA TOWN HALL – SAFETY AND SECURITY (May 22nd, 2019)

The UniverCity Community Association (UCA) held a Community Town Hall event in 2019 on Wednesday, May 22nd at the University Highlands Elementary School with representatives from the City of Burnaby including the Mayor as well as Member of Parliament for Burnaby North-Seymour Terry Beech as featured guests. This event focussed on the topic of safety and security for the UniverCity community and aimed to allow community members to connect with the City and other stakeholders to start discussions within our community.

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
University Highlands Elementary School gymnasium – 9388 Tower Road
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Program: 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Resident speakers followed by Q&A with featured guests
Contact: UniverCityCommunity@gmail.com

Thank you to our Community Partners:
On-site Child minding provided by: UHE PAC
Refreshments provided by: Nesters Market

Thank you to all those who attended and participated in the UCA Town Hall on May 22nd, 2019. If you were not able to attend, the overall presentation file and audio recordings from the event can be found below. Due to the large file size, the audio recording has been separated into three parts. Please note: sound levels do vary throughout the recording.

Part 1: UCA Introduction with Territorial Acknowledgement, Introduce special guests
Presentation 1: Local Area Service Project – Speed Humps proposed for the 9100 – 9300 Block of UniverCity Crescent by Steph Klatt and Tricia Wone followed by Q&A (length: 47 min. 13 sec)

Part 2: Presentation 2: Emergency Response Times by Theresa Burley followed by Q&A (length: 33 min. 24 sec)

Part 3: Presentation 3: Evacuation Plan Development by Mike Waddingham followed by Q&A (length: 43 min. 27 sec)
Note: There is a break in the audio file due to an emergency situation (gentleman passed out) during the Town Hall event that was attended to.

Click here for the Town Presentation File

Link to A Condensed Policy Timeline for the Burnaby Mountain Tank Farm – Emergency Management and Response Plans prepared by MP Terry Beech: http://terrybeechmp.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/tank-farm-policy-timeline-univercity-1.1.pdf

Following the Town Hall, the UCA would like to hear from you. Please complete the Town Hall Evaluation form to assess the event and help us plan future Town Hall events. Complete the online evaluation form here. 

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BUILDING A SAFER COMMUNITY: BRING SPEED HUMPS TO UNIVERSITY CRESCENT – Deadline extension: June 24th, 2019

 

 

Dear UniverCity Community Members,

 

Speed humps along University Crescent have long been a need of our community. Both the residents and UniverCity Community Association (UCA) are aware that the speed at which many drivers travel within our community is far too fast and unsafe for our community.

Through the City of Burnaby’s Local Area Service Program (LASP), local residents and UCA members have initiated a project for the installation of speed humps along the 9100 – 9300 block of University Crescent (see map below).

The LASP process begins with a petition letter, which all registered property owners (in the 9100-9300 block of University Crescent) will receive from the City of Burnaby in the next several weeks. This petition letter will provide details about the proposed project and its associated cost. The estimated cost per property for this project is approximately $25 to be paid over 5 years as an additional cost on your annual property tax, beginning the year following project completion.

The petition letter you will receive requires that at least 50% of all registered property owners vote in favour of this project and that this completed petition letter is mailed back to the City of Burnaby within 30 days. This is where we need your active participation.

If you are a resident of UniverCity but not an owner, we encourage you to contact your landlord and inform them of this project. Make the case for our community. Encourage them to sign and return the petition letter, in favour of installation of speed humps along the 9100-9300 block of University Crescent.

While we understand that no one likes to pay more taxes, the UCA believes that the installation of speed humps increases the safety of all residents of our community.

This proposed project will be presented at the community Town Hall on Wednesday May 22nd.

More information on the LASP project process can be found on the City of Burnaby’s website: https://www.burnaby.ca/City-Services/Roads—Traffic/Local-Area-Service.html

NOTE: If you have not signed and returned the petition, please note that an extension has been granted for  completed petition letters to be returned back to the City. The new deadline is now: Monday, June 24th.

 

 

FAQ sheet


Sample Petition Letter

 


Poster

 

Map of UniverCity highlighting 9100-9300 block of University Crescent

 


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Past UniverCity Community Association Town Hall events
It was wonderful to see so many community members at the inaugural Town Hall event on October 30th hosted by the UniverCity Community Association. Thank you for everyone who attended and participated in the event and discussions. To help the UCA plan for future Town Hall events, please complete our post-event Evaluation Form. For those who were unable to make it, click on the following link to view a video recording of the program.

Stay tuned and please check back to this page for information on future UCA Town Hall events.