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 […]
The Inter-Professional Collaborative Practice Clinic at UBC’s Okanagan campus will be a leader in the province for training future health care professionals who will set standards of quality of health care in BC.
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 […]
Luisa Vasquez always imagined that she would work for the United Nations. Her dream became a reality because of her education at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Luisa’s UBC journey began in her native Colombia and took her to Canada and then to Costa Rica as a UN intern. An international relations alumna of the Irving K. […]
When high school student James Beaton received the James R. Conway Endowment Scholarship, he realized doors were open to a first-class university education at UBC’s Okanagan campus, opportunities that might never have existed without James R. Conway’s generous gift. When Beaton started number crunching the costs of living and tuition for university, he realized that […]
A handheld 'tricorder' that can test for biological contamination in real-time has been the dream of science fiction fans for decades. And UBC Okanagan engineers say the technology is closer to science fact than ever before.
The way many people discover romance is undergoing a radical shift. Where once we may have met our romantic partners in the checkout line at the grocery store, the norm has shifted to connecting online first. How did this happen and what does it mean for the future of romance?
Award-winning author and journalist Tanya Talaga will delve into hard truths revealed in her critically acclaimed book, Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City, during two presentations co-sponsored by UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College.