Renter’s Insurance Application Tips

Renter's Insurance

Students in residence are strongly advised to carry residential insurance protection to cover loss of personal property, liability for loss or damage to the property of others (including UBC’s property) and liability for personal injury to others.

How do I get renter’s insurance?

Many companies offer the option of adding a rider to a parent’s policy, which may allow parents to extend coverage to include your room in residence. However, the best protection may be achieved through a standard tenant insurance policy.

The company you purchase renter’s insurance from will need some information about your residence building. You’ll find that information below!

Two insurance providers with offices close to UBC are BCAA and Westland.

Acadia Park Residence
Acadia Park — Townhouse
Construction: Wood frame
Fire hydrant within 300 metres: Yes
Fire hall within 8 kilometres: Yes
Sprinkler fire suppression system installed: Yes
Smoke detector in unit: Yes
Principal heating: Electric
Year Built: 1987-1989

Acadia Park — Presidents Row
Construction: Wood frame
Fire hydrant within 300 metres: Yes
Fire hall within 8 kilometres: Yes
Sprinkler fire suppression system installed: Yes
Smoke detector in unit: Yes
Principal heating: Gas Furnace Forced Air
Year Built: 1958

Acadia Park — Acadia House, Point Grey Apartments, Sopron House, Spirit Park Apartments
Construction: Wood frame
Fire hydrant within 300 metres: Yes
Fire hall within 8 kilometres: Yes
Sprinkler fire suppression system installed: Yes
Smoke detector in unit: Yes
Principal heating: Electric
Year Built: 1991 (Acadia House, Sopron House) 1993 (Point Grey, Spirit Park)

Acadia Park — Highrise
Construction: Concrete
Fire hydrant within 300 metres: Yes
Fire hall within 8 kilometres: Yes
Sprinkler fire suppression system installed: Yes
Smoke detector in unit: Yes
Year Built: 1967

Fairview Crescent
Construction: Wood frame
Fire hydrant within 300 metres: Yes
Fire hall within 8 kilometres: Yes
Sprinkler fire suppression system installed: Yes
Smoke detector in unit: Yes
Principal heating: Electric
Year Built: 1985
Totem Park
Construction: concrete
Fire hydrant within 300 metres: Yes
Fire hall within 8 kilometres: Yes
Sprinkler fire suppression system installed: Yes
Smoke detector in unit: Yes
Principal heating: Hot water via the District Energy System (DES)
Year Built — Nootka/Dene/Haida/Salish: 1964
Year Built — Kwakiutl/Shuswap: 1968
Year Built — həm̓ləsəm̓ & q̓ələχən: 2011
Year Built — c̓əsnaʔəm: 2017
Ritsumeikan-UBC House
Construction: Wood frame
Fire hydrant within 300 metres: Yes
Fire hall within 8 kilometres: Yes
Sprinkler fire suppression system installed: Yes
Smoke detector in unit: Yes
Principal heating: Central Heating
Year Built: 1992
Place Vanier
Construction: concrete
Fire hydrant within 300 metres: Yes
Fire hall within 8 kilometres: Yes
Sprinkler fire suppression system installed: Yes
Smoke detector in unit: Yes
Principal heating & replacement date: Central Heating
Year Built — Robson House: 1959
Year Built — OK, SL, Ross, Mawds, Hamber, Mack: 1960
Year Built — Koot: 1961
Year Built — Tweeds, Cariboo: 1968
Year Built — KU: 2001
Year Built — TEC: 2003
Walter Gage
Gage Tower
Construction: Concrete
Fire hall within 8 kilometres: Yes
Sprinkler fire suppression system installed: Yes
Smoke detector in unit: Yes
Principal heating: Central Hydronic Heating
Year Built: 1972

Gage Apartments
Construction: Concrete
Fire hall within 8 kilometres: Yes
Smoke detector in unit: Yes
Principal heating: Central Heating
Year Built: 1985

Thunderbird
Construction: Wood frame
Fire hydrant within 300 metres: Yes
Fire hall within 8 kilometres: Yes
Sprinkler fire suppression system installed: Yes
Smoke detector in unit: Yes
Principal heating: Electric
Year Built: 1994-1995
Marine Drive
Construction: Concete
Fire hydrant within 300 metres: Yes
Fire hall within 8 kilometres: Yes
Sprinkler fire suppression system installed: Yes
Smoke detector in unit: Yes
Principal heating: Electric
Year Built — Building 1: 2005
Year Built — Building 2: 2005
Year Built — Building 4: 2007
Year Built — Building 5: 2008
Year Built — Building 6: 2008
Orchard Commons
Construction: Concrete
Fire hydrant within 300 metres: Yes
Fire hall within 8 kilometres: Yes
Sprinkler fire suppression system installed: Yes
Smoke detector in unit: Yes
Principal heating: Electric
Year Built — Bartlett & Braeburn: 2016
Ponderosa Commons
Construction: Concrete
Fire hydrant within 300 metres: Yes
Fire hall within 8 kilometres: Yes
Sprinkler fire suppression system installed: Yes
Smoke detector in unit: Yes
Principal heating: Electric
Year Built — Maple: 2013
Year Built — Arbutus: 2013
Year Built — Spruce: 2014
Year Built — Cedar: 2015
Year Built — Oak: 2016
Brock Commons - Tallwood House
Construction: Mass Timber (Wood) frame and Concrete (stairwells and elevator cores)
Fire hydrant within 300 metres: Yes
Fire hall within 8 kilometres: Yes
Sprinkler fire suppression system installed: Yes
Smoke detector in unit: Yes
Principal heating: Electric
Year Built: 2017
Fraser Hall
Construction: Contrete & Wood Frame
Fire hydrant within 300 metres: Yes
Fire hall within 8 kilometres: Yes
Sprinkler fire suppression system installed: Yes
Smoke detector in unit: Yes
Principal heating: Electric
Year Built: 2005
Iona House
Construction: Concrete walls, granite cladding, vinyl windows
Fire hydrant within 300 metres: Yes
Fire hall within 8 kilometres: Yes
Sprinkler fire suppression system installed: Yes
Smoke detector in unit: Yes
Principal heating:
Year Built: 1929 (renewed 2015)
St. John's College
Construction: Wood frame
Fire hydrant within 300 metres: Yes
Fire hall within 8 kilometres: Yes
Sprinkler fire suppression system installed: Yes
Smoke detector in unit: Yes
Principal heating: Electric
Year Built: 1997
Green College
Construction: Wood frame
Fire hydrant within 300 metres: Yes
Fire hall within 8 kilometres: Yes
Sprinkler fire suppression system installed: Yes
Smoke detector in unit: Yes
Principal heating: Central
Year Built: 1993