The University of British Columbia (UBC) offers a full range of housing options in five distinct neighbourhoods to provide a unique opportunity to live, work and learn in a truly integrated campus community.
Situated in the northwest region of UBC, Chancellor Place neighbourhood is quiet and serene, replete with fountains, trees, benches and pools – ideal settings for reading, studying and quiet contemplation.
The neighbourhood is defined by the beautifully-restored, granite stone-faced Iona Building of the Vancouver School of Theology that stands at the head of this graceful neighbourhood. Built in 1927 and now home to UBC’s Faculty of Arts’ Vancouver School of Economics, the Iona Building is surrounded by duplex townhomes along Chancellor Boulevard and apartment condominiums in the interior of the neighbourhood.
These modern, yet similarly granite-clad, newer residential buildings reflect the Iona Building’s grandeur and historical significance within the community.
Well-planned development and use of green spaces give this community its tranquil charm. Residential condominium buildings and townhomes in Chancellor Place include: Chancellor Hall; Chancellor House; Argyll House East; Argyll House West; Folio and Stirling House; Corus; and Esse.
Often referred to as the “Theology neighbourhood,” Chancellor Place is also home to Carey Theological College, St. Andrew’s Hall, University Hill Congregation of the United Church of Canada, St. Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College. The neighbourhood also houses the Chan Centre and the Faculty of Law to the east, situated in Allard Hall at the end of Iona Drive.
Conveniently, the North Bus Loop and the University Hill Elementary School are within easy walking distance from the neighbourhood, as is Wesbrook Mall on its eastern border. Prior to development of Wesbrook Village, Chancellor Place was the most expensive neighbourhood in UBC, with many homes enjoying ocean views. Despite its excellent comparative price point, the neighbourhood has remained peaceful and uncrowded.
To the south of Chancellor Place are the Gage Residences, three high-rise towers plus low-rise apartments behind the towers that offer rental housing for students, as well as the Student Union Building and many campus recreational facilities.
Average: $1,385,523 $856/sqft
1-bedroom $534,548 $800/sqft
2-bedroom $1,194,500 $891/sqft
3-bedroom $2,705,000 $1,431/sqft
Townhouse $1,710,471 $728/sqft