UBC’s Okanagan campus

Modern campus in a thriving city

UBC’s Okanagan campus is a state-of-the-art centre for research and learning. Life on campus is shaped by Kelowna’s dynamic economy and the Okanagan Valley’s natural beauty.

Academic experience

Top faculty and students from across the globe choose UBC’s Okanagan campus.

undergraduate students from 99 countries around the world
undergraduate degrees and dozens of opportunities to specialize
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in research funding for 1,247 projects
Professor John Klironomos: leading research in this diverse landscape

Faculty and research

Entrepreneurial and collaborative, UBC’s Okanagan campus has earned a reputation as a centre for research that affects our world. Experts in their fields like Dr. John Klironomos work with students, like you, to find solutions to real-life problems.

See why the Okanagan’s unique landscape is the ideal environment for Dr. John Klironomos’ world-leading research.

UBC Story: Dela Hini UBC Story: Dela Hini

Uncovering your best self

Accra, Ghana; Calgary, Canada | Sociology and Political Science

How leading others led to profound personal discovery.

"I wouldn't be the person I am today if not for the opportunities that UBC Okanagan has given me. There is a very distinct culture of inclusion – it’s so welcoming and rich with opportunities to lead. "

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Community and careers

A close-knit community and unique campus-city partnerships open up the world beyond your degree.

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new jobs in Kelowna in the next 5 years
investors and 36 startups
tech businesses in the region
International student Nishat Tasnim: Research opportunities on campus

Undergraduate research

You don’t have to wait until your upper years to engage in important research projects in areas like heart, lung and vascular health; social justice; forensic psychology; soil ecology; and concussions. Biology student Nishat Tasnim was named UBC Okanagan’s 2015 Undergraduate Co-Researcher of the Year, recognized for her work in the Centre of Microbiome and Inflammatory Disease (CMID) laboratory.

Watch a day in the life of Nishat Tasnim, as she balances her cutting-edge research with student life on UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Management student Matt Stefan: Creating opportunity through collaboration

Making connections for your future

The world-class academic experience at UBC’s Okanagan campus is bolstered by strong ties to the local community and opportunities for hands-on learning. The closely knit campus helps shape a collegial environment that encourages connections among faculties and breeds creative collaborations. Management student Matt Stefan teamed up with students in computer science and international relations, and leveraged ties with the local tech community to get his business career rolling even before graduation.

See how cross-faculty collaboration and community connections allowed student Matt Stefan to develop an app while studying at UBC.

The Okanagan lifestyle

UBC’s Okanagan campus is minutes away from Kelowna’s cultural district, world-class ski resorts, and a thriving downtown waterfront.

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Trails for hiking or biking
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Museums, galleries, and arts venues
Freshwater lakes

Because the Okanagan campus is still creating programs, we’re able to offer students a movement between programs that is uniquely interdisciplinary. Fine Arts, for instance, is in conversation with other fields that normally critique it.

Dr. Marianne Legault | Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Explore our campus

You’ll find a close-knit campus built on an adventurous spirit of discovery. Small class sizes help you plug into a collaborative community of scholars and entrepreneurs. And the area’s natural environment offers a variety of recreational opportunities for your easygoing, active lifestyle.