As part of its growth plan to address significant demand for on-campus student housing, Student Housing & Hospitality Services (SHHS) planned and developed additional in-fill housing at the Totem Park Residence. This follows on the successful Totem Infill Phase 1 project completed in 2011 that added 567 beds to the Totem Park Residence complex.
Totem Park Residence currently has a population of mostly 1st year students and a commons block that provides dining hall, support services and amenities for this student population. The Totem Park Residence In-Fill Phase 2 project included the addition of one more residence building (2 houses) with approximately 350 traditional beds, increasing the total Totem Park population to over 2,100 students.
The new building was gifted the name c̓əsnaʔəm House (or c̓əsnaʔəm leləm̓) by the Musqueam First Nation. This is a great honour for UBC in that c̓əsnaʔəm is the name of a Musqueam village over 4,000 years old in what is now the Marpole area and is a very important part of Musqueam history. See here for more information about c̓əsnaʔəm and for details on pronunciation of the name: shhs.ubc.ca/c’əsnaʔəm-leləm’.