Hot Lunch with Andrew Parr

This is a hybrid event.

Register to attend virtually.

Buy a ticket to attend in-person

Menu (buffet closes at 12:30 pm)


Mixed Green Mesclun Salad (v)
Pasta Rasta Salad (v)

Main Course

Butter Rice
Grilled BBQ Glazed Chicken
Mackerel Puttanesca
Roasted Seasonal Vegetable


Vanilla Custard Cream Puff
Fruit Platter
Chocolate Bread Pudding

Springing forward…
COVID-19 Recovery, Indigenous Awareness & Education
We certainly all know about the challenges presented to us over the past few years. As we begin to look ahead to new normals and celebrate the arrival of Spring, we look forward to hearing from Andrew talk about COVID-19 recovery and opportunities in both his portfolio and on campus. We will also learn more about the Indigenous awareness and education work that Student Housing and Community Services is doing in partnership with Musqueam.Bio
Andrew has worked at UBC since 1988 holding a variety of positions including Director of UBC Food Services, Managing Director of Student Housing and Hospitality Services and his current AVP role.In his current role he has system-wide responsibly for the ancillary operations of Student Housing, Conference & Accommodation, Food, Bookstore, Parking, Child Care and Campus Mail.

Along with operational responsibilities for these business units, which generate annual revenues of over $250 million and includes asset responsibilities of over $1.6B, he and his team are in the process of executing a growth plan to add 7000 new student housing bed spaces, 240 new child care spaces as well as significant culinary enhancements. Currently the student housing operations are the largest of any Canadian university, providing 14,130 bed spaces and enhancing the academic and social experience for students of UBC and supporting the creation of a strong and fulsome campus community at both the UBC Okanagan and Vancouver campuses. From September 2018 to April 2019 Andrew had the pleasure of servicing as UBC’s Interim Vice President of Students

Did we mention that we are having our first in-person Hot Lunch since February 2020!

This will be a hybrid event so staff can either register on Zoom for virtual attendance only OR purchase a Hot Lunch ticket for $10 and attend Hot Lunch in-person. Click on the Register button above to  either register or purchase for one of the attendance streams.

Our speaker will be attending and speaking in-person but we will be streaming the speaker and Q & A program on Zoom for those who wish to participate virtually.  All staff can submit a question at the time of registration for our speaker and through Slido during the event. We will get to as many questions as time permits.

We are limiting our numbers in the Dining Hall so that we can keep comfortable space for attendees and face masks are required.

Virtual Hot Lunch Schedule

1.  11:30 am- Dining Hall doors open for those attending in-person. Please check-in a the registration table and pick up your name tag – don’t forget to wear your face mask! Then helps yourself to the buffet, tea and coffee, get settled at one of our tables and enjoy a hot lunch and some conversation with colleagues at your table. Please don’t move chairs from their spots at the tables and wear your face mask except when consuming food and drink.
2.   12:00 pm –  Hot Lunch Host Welcome 
3.   Hot Lunch Guest Speaker
4.   Q & A until 1 pm (short break after speaker concludes before question period)

Registration is free for virtual participation and $10 for in-person and this includes lunch at a subsidized cost.. Regretfully lunch is not available for purchase to take with you at this session.  If you are unable to buy a ticket to attend in-person, please put your name on the waiting list and you will be advised as soon as a spot opens!

What’s for lunch?

Our lunch buffet details will be posted soon but it is going to be very Springy! Hot Lunch includes coffee/tea, water, lunch buffet and dessert.

More information on speaker and lunch options:  Hot Lunch.

Hot Lunch is a cross-campus staff networking initiative hosted by St. John’s College and co-sponsored by the office of each of the Vice-Presidents with the special support of Human Resources.

Please note, this in-person session is being planned in accordance with public health guidance and plans may be subject to change.