U21 Student Summit

Start Date
07 May 2013
End Date
09 May 2013
University of British Columbia, Canada
Back to Archive
The University of British Columbia is pleased to welcome student delegates to the first annual Universitas 21 Student Summit, to be held immediately before the Annual Network Meeting and Presidential Symposium.

Member universities attending the Annual Network Meeting and Presidential Symposium are invited to send students to this event, which will include networking opportunities with other student representatives of U21 member universities, and the chance to work collaboratively together to create a presentation to be made at the Presidential Symposium. 

Themes For Discussion

The themes for discussion at the Student Summit will mirror the themes of discussion at the Presidential event. The overarching theme is The university’s role in creating the next generation of global leaders. Subthemes for discussion include Cognition/how we learn; The role of technology in higher education; and Building community, on campus and beyond.

The outcome of the Students Summit will take the form of a challenge, relating to the areas of discussion, which will be presented by two student delegates at the Presidential Symposium.


Student delegates and attending presidents will be surveyed in advance of the event. The survey will address the issues for discussion and gather information about delegates’ experience and opinions. The results of the survey will be anonymous and the information will guide the discussion at the Student Summit and Presidential Symposium.

Proposed Itinerary 

Tuesday 7 May

Orientation and Networking Day

09:00          Continental breakfast 

09:30          Registration

09:45          Opening remarks and orientation

10:30          Tour of the UBC campus

12:00          Lunch

13:00          Break

14:30          Networking activity (off campus)

18:00          Dinner (off campus)

20:00          Return to campus


Wednesday 8 May

Meeting Day

09:00           Continental breakfast 

09:30           Meeting

12:00           Lunch

13:30           Meeting resumes

16:30           Break

18:00           Depart for the welcome reception 

20:45           Return to campus


Thursday 9 May 

Presidential Symposium

08:00            Continental breakfast 

8:30              Depart for the Hotel Georgia

9:00              Presidential Symposium

11:45            Student presentation

12:00            Lunch

13:00            Student Summit concludes

Logistical information

Accommodation, meals, and transportation to Student Summit events will be provided to student delegates by the University of British Columbia. Accommodation will be available for the nights of May 6, 7, and 8, with the possible extension to May 9 as required.

Students and their sponsoring institutions will be responsible for their travel expenses to Vancouver, and all costs of travel between the airport and the Summit. No pick up service will be provided.

How To Register

Please note that registration for this event has now closed. 

Jolanta Lekich