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.

We respectfully acknowledge the Syilx Okanagan Nation and their peoples, in whose traditional, ancestral, unceded
territory UBC Okanagan is situated. The nsyilxcn 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.


Focused on finding tomorrow’s solutions.

Man sitting next to dummy head exhaling smoke
Clearing the Air

UBC Okanagan researchers are seeking new ways to break the chain of infection in airborne disease transmission.

Looking at gut microbes through a microscopeGut Health

UBCO researchers are using innovative solutions to alter inflammatory bowel disease’s susceptibility.

microchip under a huge magnifying glass
Engineering Nanotech

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


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

Downtown Kelowna lit up at night, with the bridge in the backgroundUBCO Downtown

UBC Okanagan is expanding to downtown Kelowna, reinforcing its community ties.

A woman and man in a food bank talking to each other
The Sport of Support

UBCO student athletes team up to help community organizations through volunteerism.

Indigenous Voices

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


Cultivating new ways of working together.

A student putting a reel-to-reel tape on a machine while a professor looks on in the backgroundDigitizing History

Learn how the digital humanities are preserving society’s social, intellectual and literary history.

Dr. Brian Dalton looks on as a student participates in a standing balance test
A Rebalancing Act

UBC Okanagan research probing the mysteries of human balance will help us stand better and fall less as we age.

A woman at a desk next to a sign that says are your drugs what you think they are?
Tackling Toxic Drugs

UBCO is breaking down barriers when it comes to accessing harm reduction services.


Building strength and confidence to unleash your potential.

Mask of Deception

UBCO’s Truth and Trust Lab is studying liars, truth-tellers and everything in between.

Two women working together at a computer
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.


Opening a world of opportunity from here.

Girl standing in airport with suitcase
Around the Globe

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

Man getting ultrasound on heart
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.