IOF Building Information

Aquatic Ecosystems Research Lab (AERL) building

  • IOF is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the AERL building. We also use AERL 107/8 for classes and seminars, and AERL 120 (the Theatre) for seminars. The Hakai Node is located on the 2nd floor, by the elevator.
  • Washrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors are located at either end of the building (Womens is on the west side; Mens on the east).
  • The building is open from 7:30 am to 8 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Access to some areas of the building is restricted, and you will need to talk to Eden Fellner (604-822-2731, about getting permissions added to your UBC card.
  • The building is locked in evenings and on weekends. Access is obtained via your UBC card (see above).
  • The building is also alarmed after hours. Please ensure that you know your alarm code (talk to Eden Fellner 604-822-2731,
  • If you are in the building when it is locked, however please be aware of your safety.
  • Coffee (and tea) are available in the Hakai Node (brewing is easy; ask if you need help). There are sinks, microwaves, and toaster ovens on each floor, on the east and west sides. Please do NOT use toaster ovens and microwaves at same time!!).

Booking Rooms

  • Book AERL 120 (the Theatre) must be booked through UBC Classroom Services. Please note: this room is booked most weekdays and evenings for regularly scheduled classes. Submit this form to Classroom Services.
  • To book other restricted access AERL rooms (Immersion Lab, AERL lobby, AERL 107/8, AERL 220, AERL 320, etc.) please contact Eden Fellner (604-822-2731,
  • To book the Hakai Node (rm. 216), first check its availability here, then please contact Katherine Came (604-827-4325,


  • After you have registered for a Campus-Wide Login (CWL), connect with Eden Fellner (604-822-2731, to request a FASmail account (please include your full name and your CWL login name [not password]).
  • Eden will set you up with an email account. With this you will automatically receive all IOF e-communications.


  • Students who would like to receive mail at IOF should also let Eden Fellner (604-822-2731, know and she will assign a mail slot for you.
  • The main IOF mail area is on the 2nd floor, down the Hakai Node alley. If you want to mail or courier an item, please order your collection and then leave the parcel collection by the courier (Outgoing Campus Mail, Couriers, Canadian Mail, U.S. Mail, International Mail). All outgoing mail must show a valid account speedchart. Courier packages must also include a completed waybill. Please check with the Mateo Coric in Room 240 for more information.


  • You will need a Campus-Wide Login (CWL) to access the online payroll self-service website for pay and pension information.
  • This pertains to students with Teaching Assistant (TA) or Research Assistant (RA) positions, as well as Staff and Faculty members. Complete and submit the Payroll Direct Deposit form to ensure that your salary is deposited directly into your bank account.

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We are dog friendly

  • Many students, staff and faculty occasionally bring their dogs to the office.
  • Usually this means the dogs are safely restrained in an office, however, there are dogs who wander in the cubicle areas on both the 2nd and 3rd floors.
  • If you have a fear of, or allergy to, dogs, please let Eden Fellner (604-822-2731, know immediately, and we can make arrangements to ensure both your and the dog owners’ rights are respected.
  • If you are not afraid of, or allergic to, dogs, please introduce yourself to them. They are very friendly, love treats and belly rubs, and love chasing balls in the Biodiversity ‘park’ or on Main Mall.