Okanagan Stories

Learn how students, faculty, alumni and partners are turning vision, cooperation and courage into meaningful results.

This video was produced prior to COVID-19 physical distancing requirements.

UBC’s Okanagan campus is situated in the unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation. The nsyilxcən name for where the campus is located is kłpəpqłpiwaʔs. 

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We invite you to get to know a global, top 40 university, whose talent is recognized on the world stage.

INNOVATIVE

Focused on finding tomorrow’s solutions.

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Engineering Nanotech

Mohammad Zarifi and his team of researchers are developing tiny electronics with big potential.

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Mastering Blockchain

Researchers are exploring the wide-ranging applications of this distributed ledger technology.

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The Reality of Sci-fi

How science fiction is providing real-world lessons and teaching opportunities for students and professors.

COMMUNITY

Opening doors for those who believe we’re stronger together.

Myron Campbell designing on a laptop
Art Influences

How UBC Okanagan fine arts alumni are shaping the community with their unique artistic perspectives.

Man using grinder tool at The Men's Shed
Successful Aging

Researchers explore how to help Canada’s growing older population age successfully from head to toe.

Indigenous Voices

Profs and students work to save endangered languages, interpret oral histories and empower communities.

COLLABORATIVE

Cultivating new ways of working together.

Three students looking at a laptop in the forestForests, Floods and Freshwater

UBCO is exploring the critical interconnectedness of the Okanagan Valley’s forests and watersheds.

Adam Ford and student setting up tracking deviceCoexisting With Wolves

UBC joins with Parks Canada and other collaborators to see how humans and wolves can coexist in British Columbia.

Several people standing in a semi-circle with a drum in the centreExpressions of Reconciliation

How UBCO is incorporating cultural safety training into the university.

EMPOWERING

Building strength and confidence to unleash your potential.

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Opening Doors

The TYDE project is unlocking the door to a world of possibilities for young people with disabilities.

Four women sitting amongst feminist posters and books
Furthering Feminism

How the women of UBCO are challenging stereotypes, shifting power paradigms and working towards equality.

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Empowering Entrepreneurs

For risk-takers and problem-solvers, e@UBCO helps transform theory into real-world application.

GLOBAL

Opening a world of opportunity from here.

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Around the Globe

Learn how UBCO remains a close-knit learning community with global connections.

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Matters of the Heart

Through local and global collaborations, UBCO cardiovascular researchers are examining what makes the heart tick.

Close up of rolled up construction plansSustainable Cities

Learn how UBCO engineers are helping urban environments address climate change.

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