Off topic to go into detail, but one bus gets you to and from UBC to downtown, namely Granville. Pretty common and popular to hit up that area for nightlife.Lots of good points, but UBC is not really a factor at all as it's not near their downtown district or Robson/granville.
As was noted previously, the close proximity of Edmonton's post secondary institutions to downtown is a strength we need to continue to take advantage of.
Just as Whyte Ave is one bus or walk away from the university. Easy access!