Canadian Conference on
Preventing Crimes Against Humanity:
Lessons from the Asia Pacific War (1931-1945)

March 21-22, 2003 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Conference Registration

Registration Process:
1. Read accommodation, travel and conference information on this page.
2. Fill out online form.
3. Print out completed form and send a copy with payment to conference address
4. A confirmation notice will be sent to you when you payment is received.
5. Pick up your conference kit and full program on the first day of the conference.

Register Here

Conference Information

  • Dates: Friday, March 21 & Saturday, March 22, 2003
  • Location: First Nations Longhouse, 1985 West Mall, University of British Columbia Campus, Vancouver, BC, Canada.  Click here to see the map.
  • Registration Fee Options:
    Both days: $50 regular / $20 for students and low income (conference materials incl.)
    Single day: $30 regular / $10 for students and low income (conference materials incl.)
  • Payment: Cheque or Money Order made out to:
    "UBC" Memo: "APL Conference @ International House"
    (sorry, we do not accept credit cards for payment of conference registration)
  • Registration at the doors will be accepted. But please register by March 18th, 2003, to receive a catered lunch!
  • Mail payment and copy of registration form to:
    Asia Pacific Lessons Conference
    c/o International House
    1783 West Mall, Vancouver, BC
    Canada, V6T 1Z2

    Student Travel Subsidy--Deadline Extended to March 4th!
    The conference is offering a travel subsidy for BC students living outside of the Greater Vancouver area, up to $250 and $500 to students living outside of BC. Students must submit a letter of reference from a teacher; a profile outlining their interest in the conference issues and relevant past extra-curricular activities; and write a 500-word essay explaining how they will benefit from attending this conference. The application deadline has now been extended to March 4, 2003. Successful applicants will be informed by March 10. Students must be enrolled full-time and be over the age of 17. Please email us for more information at

    Registration Fee Subsidy for Students
    With the financial support from the UBC Gage Memorial Fund, we will be able to offer subsidy to about 50 full-time students to cover their registration fee on first come first serve basis. If you are interested, please register online and go to the "Notes" field to indicate you want to apply subsidy to cover your $20 registration fee. You will then be informed of your application result by email. Even if your application is successful, you will still need to send in your registration fee together with the print-out registration form. Upon verification of your student status when you report to the conference, your registration fee will then be refunded.


    UBC Campus
    Limited campus accommodation is available to conference attendees. On-campus accommodation is located close to the conference venues.

    For students attending the conference from out of town, please contact us for more information on affordable accommodation.

    St. John's College

    Sunday to Thursday: Double $90/night, Queen $100/night
    Friday to Saturday: Double $78.75/night, Queen $88.75/night
    Reservations: 604-822-6522,

    Green College
    Guest House Facilities:

    Single Occupancy: $62/no meals $76/meals per night
    Double Occupancy: $74/no meals $102/meals per night
    Short Term Facilities:
    Graduate Room (single occupancy): $45 (FRI-SAT); $59 (SUN-THUR)
    Postdoctoral Room (single/double occupancy): $50 (FRI-SAT); $64 (SUN-THUR)
    Breakfast served: Mon-Fri
    Dinner served: Sun-Thur
    Reservations: 604-822-8660,

    Vancouver School of Theology
    Single Rooms (Dorm style):

    Single Occupancy: $45.75 per night
    Double Occupancy: $63.50 per night
    Reservations: 822-9031,

    Gage Towers

    One Bedroom Suites: $109 per night
    Studio Suites: $89 per night
    Shared Accommodation:
    Premium Single:$56 per night
    Standard Single: $37 per night

    West Coast Suites

    One Bedroom Suites: $119 per night

    Off-campus hotels are located downtown or on Broadway Avenue, approximately 30 minutes from the UBC campus by city bus. To search for hotels or bed and breakfasts, click on or check the following list.

    YMCA International Downtown Residence
    955 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z lY2
    Tel: 604-681-0221 Fax: 604-681-1630

    YWCA Hotel/Residence [in BC & Alberta: 1-800-663-1424]
    733 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 2M4
    Tel: 604-895-5830 Fax: 604-681-2550

    Hostelling International -Vancouver - Jericho Beach
    1515 Discovery Street, V6R 4K5
    Tel: 604-224-3208 Fax 604-224-4852

    Menno-Simon Centre (non-profit Christian residence)
    4000 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

    Tina's Guest House (point Grey area)
    Tel: 604-222-3461 Fax: 604-222-9279

    The Manor Guest House (bed & breakfast)
    345 West 13th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Y lW2
    Edwardian heritage mansion.
    Tel: 604-876-8494 Fax: 604-876-5763

    Best Canadian Bed & Breakfast Network Reservations
    Tel: 604-738-7207

    A Home Away from Home Bed and Breakfast Agency Ltd.
    Tel: 604-873-4888

    Born Free Bed & Breakfast of BC Ltd.
    Tel: 604-298-8 815

    Old English Bed & Breakfast Registry
    Tel: 604-986-5069

    Sylvia Hotel
    1154 Gilford
    Tel: 604-681-9321

    Barclay Hotel
    1348 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
    Tel: 604-688-8850

    Sandman Inn
    180 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
    Tel: 604-681-2211/1-800-726-3626

    English Bay Apartment Hotel
    1150 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC, V6G 2M9
    Tel: 604-685-2231 Fax: 604-685-2291


    Vancouver International Airport services flights from most major US and Canadian cities as well as international departures. It is located south of UBC and downtown Vancouver and is accessible by bus transit, airport limousine and taxi. For airlines, transportation options to and from the airport, please visit YVR-Airport Authority.

    The University of British Columbia is south-west of the downtown core. From downtown, take bus # 7 or # 4 directly to UBC, the # 99 B-line or # 9 from East Broadway. Bus fares are determined by "zone." Downtown Vancouver and UBC lie within zone 1. A bus ticket costs $2.00 within 1 zone and is good for 90 minutes after purchase. Visit Translink, Vancouver's transit system, to review detailed city schedules, maps and routes.

    Campus maps identifying conference venues will be included in the conference kit for participants upon arrival. To print out a pdf campus map, please click here. The conference venues will be in the vicinity of buildings numbered # 20, # 3, # 9, and # 17 on the legend. Use the zoom function (the magnifying glass icon on the Acrobat Reader browser to enlarge the map detail. (Download Adobe Acrobat if you don't already have it).

    For campus parking information, click here.

    Restaurants and Meals

    Lunch will be provided to registered conference participants on March 21 and 22. If you are staying on-campus, please check with your host to see if they offer breakfast and dinner within the residence. Otherwise, there are a number of campus restaurants and coffee houses available. Click here for a complete list.

    Vancouver is home to wide variety of restaurants that offer international cuisine at its best. The following list highlights the restaurants close to the UBC campus or within easy reach. Click here.

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  • Contact Information

    Asia Pacific Lessons Conference
    c/o International House
    1783 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
    Tel: 604-822-4904
    Fax: 604-822-5099