Regent is an interesting paradox. It’s a small, close-knit community under a single roof, where you’ll soon know every face, but it sits at the heart of one of Canada’s largest universities, in a gorgeous, thriving metropolis. To us, it’s the best of both worlds: a comfortable cloister, with access to every possible amenity.
Our students and faculty often say that Regent is “just the right size.” It’s a safe community where you are known, there are places to gather for learning or fun, and our grounds are perfect for soaking up sun and the beauty of the wider campus.
We have one of Canada’s most sophisticated theological libraries, our 200-seat chapel hosts thought-leaders from around the world, our Lookout Gallery attracts art-lovers, and our True North wind tower draws curious engineers.
Many UBC students with no connection to Regent come to study, socialize, and drink coffee from our own Well Café, and visitors come from all over the greater Vancouver area to pick up titles from the Regent Bookstore.
University of British Columbia
Regent students have all the benefits of one of the world’s great universities—on possibly the most spectacular campus in Canada.
It really is remarkable. UBC is literally surrounded by ocean beaches and lush green rainforest. There is so much to discover on this sprawling campus: flawlessly manicured Japanese gardens, acres of athletic fields, coffee shops and pubs, BC’s best museum of anthropology, gallery spaces and theatres, and a world-class concert hall that hosts everything from symphonies to TED Talks.
It’s no mystery why Vancouver is repeatedly named one of the world’s most livable cities. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Coastal Mountain Range, it’s one of the few cities in which you could feasibly go snowboarding and sailing on the same day.
With a temperate coastal climate you can enjoy the outdoors most of the year. The city is half an hour from local ski hills and two hours from Whistler-Blackcomb. It’s about three hours from Seattle, and six from Portland. British Columbia has its own wine region a few hours inland, and a quick ferry ride will land you on any number of coastal islands, ideal for exploration and adventure.
Vancouver is a hub of culture with an established music scene, theatre district, and excellent art galleries. It’s also known for some pretty great microbrews, and an explosion of culinary options from around the world, thanks to a very international population. Vancouver is incredibly diverse—much like Regent itself!
Yes, it’s a little rainy, but our students have learned that overcast days often make for the most riveting coffee shop conversations!
It’s also a complex city—amidst so much beauty and prosperity, there is also poverty. There are many opportunities for students to serve those in need, engage in social justice issues, and live out their calling to be Christ in the world.