Audio-Visual Services

The following information is meant to familiarize faculty and students with the audio-visual resources and services available in the Geography Department at UBC. All equipment and services are for department or teaching purposes.

Classroom AV Support:

Aaron Woods / Bret Petersen

Digital Media Specialists
Office: Room 206
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 4:0pm
Phone: 604-822-3533


If Aaron & Bret are not available, call UBC IT – AV Services for issues in unrestricted classrooms ONLY.  They can send a backup Analyst.  For issues in restricted classrooms ONLY, or to check out equipment, see Julie Ranada (room 240C) or Vincent Kujala (room 240B).


Unrestricted Classrooms

Rooms 100, 101, 147, 200, 201, 212, 214, and 242 are unrestricted classrooms serving all faculty at UBC.  Scheduling Services is ultimately responsible for the overall coordination and management of the University’s unrestricted classrooms. To book one of these rooms, use this link to take you to the appropriate form, or contact your department or faculty’s Timetable Representative.  For more information on each of these rooms, go to the Learning Spaces website:


Restricted Classrooms

Rooms 130, 215D, 223, and 229 are restricted to Geography department use only.  These rooms my be booked through the Main Office staff in room 217.

WiFi internet access is available throughout the building via UBC Secure or UBC Visitor networks.

For projection in rooms without built in AV resources there is portable equipment in room 206 with sign out reservation books. These carts all have a projector, PC, remotes, a VCR/DVD unit and internet access. They may be picked up and returned on a self serve basis and must be reserved in advance in person or by e-mail to Bret Petersen. There are also slide projectors and TV/VCR units on portable carts.

Equipment Loan Inventory

UBC Geography houses an extensive library of audio, video, teaching, and research equipment that you can borrow for use in department activities. This equipment is available to all Geography faculty, staff, and graduate students free of charge.

Production Services

The following are available for teaching purposes:
Photography: portrait, tabletop, location
Scanning: slide, print, and negative
Video: editing and production
Poster Layout: design and production in conjunction with Eric Leinberger.

Other A/V and Multimedia Resources at UBC:

UBC IT – Audio Visual Services is in the basement of Woodward IRC, Room B38, 2194 Health Sciences Mall.  They provide a variety of AV services, including:  AV support in non-Geography classrooms, equipment rental, video conferencing, and AV installations.

Arts Instructional Support and Information Technology (ISIT) is located in Buchanan C113, and prodvides a range of services, including AV support in Arts classrooms, equipment rental for Arts faculty and students, lecture capture, multimedia computers, and more.

UBC Digital Media Techologies have three locations on campus, and provide the following services:  web and mobile development, print and design work, motion picture production, and lecture capture and webcasts.  Most of their services are fee-based.

Physical Geography Equipment:

The following equipment is stored in room 206 and may be signed out.

  • Altimeters
  • Clinometers
  • GPS units
  • Theodolites
  • Tape Measures
  • Tools
  • Stop watches
  • Psychrometers
  • Planimeters
  • Stadia Rods
  • Stereoscopes
  • Levels
  • Map measures
  • Bruton Compasses
  • Power cords