Facilities

The Vancouver School of Economics operates out of the Iona Building. The building features two large conference rooms, four seminar rooms, offices, residential rooms, a chapel and a library. Located at 6000 Iona Drive, the VSE enjoys stunning mountain views of Howe Sound.

Iona Building

The Iona building is a 1927 stone-faced building located in UBC’s Vancouver campus’s theological neighbourhood, which was initially the home of the Vancouver School of Theology, an independent theological academic institution. The property was sold to UBC in 2014.

Installed in 1944, the Chancel Window was commissioned by the George Bell Estate for placement in the central tower block of Union College, later known as the Vancouver School of Theology and now the Vancouver School of Economics.

The octagonal labyrinth at the VSE was installed in 2006 and designed by Landscape Architects Perry and Associates. This permanent version replaces the original, which was set into the grass in 1997, and was the work of Rev. April Stanley, JoAnne Tharalson, Rev. Lynne McNaughton, and Ginger Shaw. This modified design resembles in its pattern the stone labyrinth on the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France.

Carved and designed by master carver Jack La-Sah Timothy of the Sliammon First Nation, near Powell River, B.C., the 14-foot totem pole is entitled "All My Relations." The pole depicts a raven holding a moon, salmon, frog, bear, Chief and eagle.


Meeting Rooms

The Vancouver School of Economics offers meeting rooms for students, faculty, and staff.

Bookings for the following rooms are open to the University of British Columbia’s community members. Please review the room’s capacity and equipment and fill out our booking request form to request a meeting room.

  • Rooms are bookable a maximum of 7 days in advance.
  • Two-hour maximum per day at a maximum of 6 hours per week.
  • If a booked room is not occupied within 10 minutes of the scheduled start time, other VSE members* can use the space.
  • If a room is not in use, VSE members* can use the room until a scheduled booking occurs (for a maximum of a two-hour duration).
  • All meeting rooms are for academic use only.
  • No food or drinks permitted.
  • To book a meeting room, please fill out our booking request form.

*Note: VSE members include all VSE students, faculty and staff

Technical information:

  • Seating capacity: 8-10
  • Whiteboard

Technical information:

  • Seating capacity: 4-6
  • Whiteboard

Technical information:

  • Seating capacity: 4-6
  • Whiteboard

Technical information:

  • Seating capacity: 6-8
  • A/V equipment
  • Speakers

Technical information:

  • Seating capacity: 4
  • Whiteboard

Technical information:

  • Seating capacity: 4
  • Whiteboard

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