UBC's Okanagan campus

UBC Okanagan

Modern campus in a thriving city

UBC’s Okanagan campus is a state-of-the-art centre for research and learning. Life on the Okanagan campus is shaped by its vibrant host city, Kelowna, which is known for its growing tech industry and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking, biking, swimming, and skiing. The campus community continues to evolve, anchored by the warmth of the students, faculty, and staff, and inspired by the landscape.

Academic experience

As a global top-40 university, UBC’s Okanagan campus offers a world-class academic experience. Because of its tight-knit academic community, UBC’s Okanagan campus offers the chance for you to get to know your award-winning professors personally, explore innovative interdisciplinary programs, and forge your own path with flexible opportunities for hands-on learning.

Learn more about the unique opportunities available to you on UBC's Okanagan campus by reading our student stories.

Programs at UBC's Okanagan campus

UBC Okanagan boasts a wide variety of programs, including many that let you study across different subjects. Because the Okanagan campus is still creating new, innovative degrees, its programs are uniquely able to offer an interdisciplinary approach. Fine Arts at UBC Okanagan, for instance, is in conversation with other fields that normally critique it, while International Relations draws on diverse disciplines, including political science, history, sociology, economics, and anthropology.

At UBC Okanagan, you have lots of opportunity for flexibility in your studies.

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undergraduate programs at UBC Okanagan, including many opportunities to specialize

Undergraduate research

Unlike many university campuses, UBC Okanagan offers you the chance to conduct your own research from the earliest years of your degree. Undergraduates like you have completed studies in areas like heart, lung, and vascular health; social justice; forensic psychology; soil ecology; and concussions.

Find out how five UBC Okanagan students studying Physics, Engineering, and Computer Science dreamed of putting their own cloud chamber into space – and created such a high-quality project it drew the attention of the Canadian Space Agency to help launch it.

Take the first step

The first step to becoming a UBC Okanagan student is to create an account. From there, you can register for a campus tour of the Okanagan campus, sign up for an event in your area, attend an online info session, and be the first to receive important UBC updates.

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museums, galleries, and arts venues

UBC’s Okanagan campus is minutes away from Kelowna’s cultural district and thriving downtown waterfront

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trails for hiking or biking

Opportunities to explore nature start right outside your residence

Join us at an event

Choosing where you want to go to university is a big decision. We understand that you want to pick the right school and campus for you, so our knowledgeable and friendly advisors are here to help you decide whether UBC Okanagan is the perfect fit. We host many events across the year, including campus tours, student experience events, school visits and more, and we’re looking forward to connecting with you.

Get involved on campus and beyond

Whether you’re looking to explore new interests or deepen your commitment to existing ones, UBC’s Okanagan campus has many opportunities for you. Try improv comedy, join a choir, play dodgeball, or do them all at once! The people you meet and the activities you experience will shape your time at university and likely the rest of your life.

  • Pursue an existing passion or nurture a new one in one of UBC Okanagan’s hundreds of student-run clubs and course unions. If the club you’re looking for doesn’t exist, find a few friends and start it up.

  • Join a recreational intramural team or play your favourite sport competitively, sign up for a fitness or dance class, have a go on the on-campus beach volleyball court, or don the school colours of blue and gold and cheer on UBC Okanagan’s varsity team, the Heat.

  • Take a stroll in UBC Okanagan’s art gallery or enjoy concerts all around campus. Learn more about different cultures and nationalities from your fellow students by checking out spaces like the Global Collegium, or if you’re an Indigenous student looking to connect with others, visit Indigenous Programs and Services.

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    Extend your classroom learning to the workplace and beyond. No matter what your degree and skill set, co-op helps you get a job with one of UBC Okanagan’s community partners in a broad range of sectors, including public organizations, non-profits, large corporations, small businesses, and entrepreneurial startups.

Apply to UBC

At UBC Okanagan, you’ll find a close-knit campus built on an adventurous spirit of discovery. 

Want to be part of our exciting community? Apply to UBC now, and choose “Okanagan campus”.