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.
Since entering UBC, Tim Krupa, a fourth year science student at UBC’s Okanagan campus, has embraced many facets of university life. He’s a physics teaching assistant, residence advisor, and President of the UBCO Young Liberals of Canada. He sits on the UBC Board of Governors. He’s a cancer volunteer and a talented athlete. And when […]
A lifelong relationship started with an acceptance letter from the University of British Columbia. Alumnus Ross Langford began his UBC journey as a student, a journey culminating in his role as cabinet chair of the start an evolution campaign for the Okanagan campus — one of the largest fundraising initiatives in university history. Langford and […]
Civil engineering student Darrell Smale knows hard work and a UBC education will help him make an impact in his field. Hard work aside, Darrell needed support from the engineering community to reach his goals. A bursary awarded to Darrell by CTQ Consultants means that he can focus his attention on a demanding course load […]
David holds a solid gold bar he won at a charity event. “Pursuing what you love will lead to life-altering experiences that can help change the world.” That’s the philosophy of David and Normajean McGuire, two people passionate about life and learning, who also made a bequest in their wills to create bursaries at […]
Familiar with the phrase “no guts, no glory”? Husband and wife team Dr. Deanna Gibson and Dr. Sanjoy Ghosh have the guts and the glory. These assistant professors of biology at the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus have won a Grand Challenges Exploration grant for their research on […]
UBC’s Okanagan campus is committed to developing and maintaining a public art collection that is intended to stimulate discussion, provide learning opportunities, and enrich campus life. The Public more
One man’s junk is another man’s treasure- or research materials in Shahria Alam’s case. Shahria, assistant professor at the School of Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus, is researching how industrial waste can be recycled into new-generation concrete. This research has received prestigious federal funding from the NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Program and, in collaboration […]
With governments around the world seeking to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine and put a stop to the spread of the virus, one UBC Okanagan researcher says we should resist the urge to engage in nationalist policies for global health issues.
Student enrolment numbers remain strong this fall at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan—a sign of the university’s stellar academic reputation. Students are keenly interested in achieving their educational ambitions at UBC, despite challenges posed by COVID-19.
Determining whether high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is an appropriate form of exercise for the average person has been hotly debated for years. But for one UBC Okanagan researcher, there’s not much to debate—interval exercise, when used appropriately, can fit into people’s menu of flexible exercise options.