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.

Study Spaces

Students may use the open study spaces: Chancel Room (room 239) or BIE Lounge (room 300). Also, visit Learning Spaces UBC to book study rooms on campus.


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