History and Milestones

November 2023

Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon installed as UBC President

August 2023

Campus rallies during wildfire

June 2023

First cohort graduates with Nsyilxcn Language Fluency degree

November 2022

UBCO hosts ceremonies for pandemic graduates

October 2022

Dr. Deborah Buszard appointed Interim President and Vice-Chancellor

September–December 2021

UBCO bolsters sustainability initiatives

March 2021

UBCO launches Indigenous language fluency degree

July 2020

Lesley Cormack joins UBCO as DVC

June 2020

UBCO announces downtown presence

March 2020

Seismic shift to digital world due to COVID-19

September 2019

Indigenous reconciliation declaration signing

January 2019

The Commons building opens

October 2018

Alumni celebrate first Homecoming

September 2018

UBCO raises the Okanagan Nation Alliance flag

September 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosts Town Hall at UBCO

March 2017

UBCO Celebrates Research

September 2016

Campus welcomes the Royals

June 2016

Santa Ono announced as president

October 2015

Start an Evolution campaign exceeds goals

September 2015

Campus celebrates UBC and Okanagan Anniversaries

March 2015

Research funding tops $100 Million

October 2014

Survive and Thrive Applied Research (STAR) launches

August 2014

Aspire sets future for campus

July 2014

Faculty of Education celebrates 25 years of teaching

September 2013

Hangar takes health and fitness to new heights

January-March 2013

Doors open following building boom

July-October 2012

Leadership changes at UBC Okanagan

April 2012

Research expedition treks Everest

January 2012

Medical students start studies

June 2011

First ‘only-at-UBCO’ PhD student graduates

April 2011

Faculty of Management launches Live Case Challenge

September 2010

UBC Okanagan turns 5, doubles in size

June 2010

Land to expand

January 2010

School of Engineering receives full accreditation

January 2010

Aboriginal Centre brings together community

July 2009

University Centre opens

March 2009

UBC Okanagan names first Researcher of the Year

September 2008

Infusion of funds for new buildings

March 2008

Varsity Athletics introduces The Heat

December 2007

FCCS announces Writer in Residence program

July 2007

Researchers garner Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funds

December 2006

UBC Okanagan launches Distinguished Speaker Series

September 2006

Alumnus Charles Fipke announces $6-million gift

June 2006

First graduation ceremonies

September 2005

UBC Okanagan opens its doors to 3,500 students

September 2005

Okanagan Nation Alliance welcomes UBC

July 2005

UBC ‘receives the keys’ to campus

October 2004

Irving K. Barber announces School of Arts and Sciences Endowment

March 2004

BC Government announces plans for UBC Okanagan