header image

Join us for dinner!

DiningHall_1200The world around our table

Our dining hall is an integral part of life at the college; it is over the dinner table that friendships are formed, and cross-cultural exchange and learning happens. Our Executive Chef and his team offer diverse dinner menus to reflect our diverse community and include abundant homemade entrees, vegetarian alternatives, and luxurious desserts.

Members of the university community as well as the general public are welcome to join us for dinner and join the table conversation – or just enjoy some great food! The van der Linden Dining Hall has over 100 flags surrounding the room that represent the countries of the residents who have lived in our community over the years. Floating about the tables are over 1,000 paper boats that are part of  art installation entitled, Waterscapes – Johannean Journeys Our community is made up graduate students, post doctoral fellows and visiting scholars from all over the world, and there is usually a lively discussion happening somewhere in the dining hall.   In fact we are pretty you may actually leave a little smarter after enjoying a dining experience at St. John’s! 

Dinner is self-serve and available Sunday through Thursday from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm. The cost of dinner tickets are $13 for students and $17.25 for non-students

After purchasing a dinner ticket, a reservation will need to be made by noon of the business day prior to the dinner (i.e., noon Friday for Sunday dinner).

Make a reservation with the Executive Chef at 605.822.5857 or email sjc.chef@ubc.ca, leaving your name, telephone number, number of people attending, and any requirements for vegetarian meals.

Why not purchase some tickets in advance and make dinner reservations as your schedule allows.

Dinner ticket are not available in the Dining Hall and need to be purchased in advance:

  • St. John`s College Administration office
    9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
    We accept cash, cheque, and debit card.

  • Mailing a cheque payable to the St. John`s Dining Society to:
    Events Manager, Dinner Tickets
    St. John’s College
    2111 Lower Mall
    Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4.

***Please be sure to include a phone number or email so that confirmation may be sent to you. For more information, contact sjc.events@ubc.ca

Breakfast tickets are also available for purchase for $5.00. Reservations are not required for breakfast.

The menu for the week is determined on the previous Friday, and dinner includes salad, bread, entrée, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages. Beer and wine may be purchased with dinner.

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

St. John's College
2111 Lower Mall,
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Tel: 604.822.8788
Fax: 604.822.8885
Email:

Emergency Procedures | Accessibility | Contact UBC  | © Copyright The University of British Columbia