Welcome to the home of UBC Okanagan’s Office of Development and Alumni Engagement.
We strive to help members of the campus community realize their full potential: in research, teaching, and learning. We deeply value our relationships with alumni, friends, and community members who seek to assist us in this endeavour and recognize that they may wish to contribute to the campus community in their own unique ways.
Please explore these pages to discover the diverse ways in which some of these contributions are making a difference in the lives of people on our campus, in the region, and across the broader world. Many more opportunities await.
Feel free to contact us if you wish to explore, and discover, your own opportunities for impact.
For information about our Student Awards, click here.
Andrew Clunas passed away half a century ago, but his constant championing of the importance of education has reached across the generations to benefit students in the Okanagan School of Education. His family’s gift of a $100,000 endowment will create, in his name, two bursaries of $2,000 each annually for students in the Okanagan School of Education.
Inspired by its 100-year commitment to improving the lives of children, the Kiwanis Club of Kelowna-Summit has established the first major entrance award endowment in the Okanagan School of Education. The endowment will provide $10,000 annually to a student pursuing a career in primary/elementary school education.
Haley Seven Deers is hoping to use her UBC education to break stereotypes and help underrepresented groups have a voice in shaping Canadian society and politics – and a donor-funded scholarship is making her ambitions possible.
Student’s father creates bronze deer in memory of his son. Two bronze deer now grace the grounds of UBC’s Okanagan campus, a gift that will forever stand as a legacy to former undergraduate student River Sidley. River died suddenly in 2014 and received a posthumous Bachelor of Science degree in June 2015. The artwork, “Pair […]
Kelowna residents Colin and Lois Pritchard have long been recognized in the community for their outstanding contributions to advancing health care in the southern interior region. Today, the most recent of their foundation’s contributions was unveiled at Kelowna General Hospital. Thanks to the generosity of The Colin and Lois Pritchard Foundation, the Larissa Yarr Medical […]
Search high and low, or just search here An investment of $50,000 from the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT) to UBC’s Okanagan campus will give regional companies access and financial support to the best and brightest of young talent—UBC Okanagan co-op students. The pilot program makes available grants of up to $5,000 to qualifying […]
In our increasingly interconnected world, people around the globe choose to move for many different reasons. Some do so in order to escape poverty, war or persecutions. Others seek new opportunities through jobs, study, family reunion or improve their quality of life.
British Columbia is poised to become more energy efficient and sustainable thanks to a new research collaboration announced today between FortisBC and UBC Okanagan. They’ve created a Smart Energy Research Chair position to help optimize energy use in BC and reduce the province’s greenhouse gas footprint.