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Meeting Room Rentals

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Tucked away at the edge of campus by the Pacific ocean, is a U-shaped red brick building with a beautiful courtyard and distinctive clock tower.  Housed within are four well-appointed and bright meeting rooms available for events.  The West Parkade is conveniently located directly across the street from St. John’s College, along with a bus stop.

We offer a human touch and specialized service tailored to YOU and your event.

Check us out!  We would be happy to give you a tour of our facilities, please contact the Event Manager at or 604.822.8781.

Please note that generally events booked at St. John’s College are of an academic nature or the organizer has an affiliation/sponsor with the University of British Columbia.  If you are not sure your event falls within these parameters, please email or call 604.822.8781 to discuss your event.

Rate Sheet

 Our Venues

Social Lounge
Fairmont Social Lounge With its high cathedral ceilings, excellent acoustics, fireplace, baby grand piano and polished concrete floor, the Social Lounge is our most versatile space and is used for lectures, concerts, workshops, lunches and fireside chats, receptions, seminars, coffee houses, and more!

  • wireless internet
  • accessible washrooms
  • PA system in the room
115 reception style, 100 theatre style, 40 workshop style, and 50 for dining
This is a flat fee and includes one event setup.  7:30 am – 5:30 pm
van der Linden
Dining Hall
PhD Dining Hall
The hub of the College!

  • wireless internet
  • accessible washrooms
  • PA system in the room

165 – o
ur rectangular tables are 6″ long and can accommodate a maximum of 12 people.

This is flat fee.  Setup is more limited in this space and there may a fee for large setups

11:00am to 4:00pm
Seminar Room #2166 $90
25 classroom style, 40 theatre style seating
7:30am to 5:30pm
Equipment Rental
Screen – $15

Podium- $10
Microphone – $20
Flipchart stands – $20
Mixer and portable speakers – $40
LCD projector – $75
Large rolling whiteboard – $50

Professional Flat Panel Display 55″ – $100
(this would be in place of a screen and LCD projector, laptop directly plugs into display)
SJC Culinary Services
Chef Clarence Tay and his staff provide cuisine drawn from culinary traditions around the globe. Chef Tay can put together menu selections that will work within your budget and our catering staff will take care of you from start to finish.Check out our catering menu or find out how you can join us for dinner!
Please refer to our Catering Policies for more information on having liquor at your function.

*UBC Departments can make payment for room rental via Journal Voucher, however catering is payable by cheque only.  Non-UBC clients will be charged GST upon invoicing.

*All bookings are subject to availability and the approval of the Principal.  Please talk directly with the Event Manager for availablity outside the listed hours and for weekend bookings.


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

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