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 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.


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.

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.


Cultivating new ways of working together.

Eric Li and Ariele Parker
Back to Basics

Learn about community, collaboration and sustainability in the local fashion industry.

Person pointing to screen with a pie chart on itLibrary of the Future

How UBCO Library is improving inclusivity in its spaces, services and collections.

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

UBCO is incorporating cultural safety training into the university.


Building strength and confidence to unleash your potential.

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.

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Empowering Entrepreneurs

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


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.

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.