Living in Iona House
Iona House is a small, charming and relaxed residence community located near Walter Gage. It includes 20 units, all of which are situated just left of the main building entrance. Iona House is a multipurpose building with a rich history and classic heritage architecture. It was once the Vancouver School of Theology but now houses the UBC School of Economics as well as the Iona House Residence. All residents will have access to the nearby Walter Gage Residence facilities.
Iona House Front Desk (Exchange Front Desk)
5960 Student Union Blvd.
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1K2
Iona House Photo Gallery
Facilities at Iona House
The hub for residence activities. Includes: Wi-Fi, activity and meeting rooms, group and private study spaces, lounge areas, and a convenience store.
Available 24 hours a day for support and administrative services.
Sort It Out!
We strive to be a “Zero Waste” campus. Iona House has a large sorting area with collection bins for household trash, recyclables, e-waste, and charitable donations.
Machines operate on a convenient card system—no need to worry about coins. Facilities are located in the basement of each building.
Parking & Bicycle Storage
Limited monthly parking is available for a fee. Bicycle storage is available.
Basketball, tennis courts, playing fields and beaches are easily accessible. Nearby Pacific Spirit Regional Park has over 35 kilometres of multipurpose trails to explore.
Health & Safety
Residents have access to a campus medical clinic and safety programs such as SafeWalk. There are regular nightly patrols of residence properties.
Iona House suites come with kitchens. Students can purchase an optional meal plan for convenience—no need to cook or carry cash.
UBC has been recognized internationally for its commitment to sustainable living. Many residences and rooms have modern sustainability features designed to reduce waste, energy consumption, and water use.
Iona House Residence Life
“There’s something for everyone: a great social environment with lots of privacy, opportunity for learning as well as fun. And the views are spectacular.” –Iona House resident
Iona House residents are connected with the Residence Life program that exists in Walter Gage. Residence Advisors work hard to promote a safe, inclusive and enjoyable community for residents, under the guidance of a Residence Life Manager. A Residence Advisor will live in Iona House and residents of Iona house will have access to on-call advisor in Walter Gage.