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.
When Anne Brewster left Penticton in 1955 to attend the University of British Columbia, she had no idea how her experiences would impact her career or that she would remain connected to UBC well beyond graduation. UBC is more than an institution to Anne – it represents lifelong learning and the potential to succeed. Doors […]
Opening up opportunities. When North Dakota native Andrew Hughes came to study at UBC’s Okanagan campus four years ago, he didn’t consider himself to be set apart from the crowd. That all changed in his third year, when he received an Undergraduate Research Award (URA) through the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences. […]
Being courageous and compassionate. What defines a leader? Recent UBC graduate Shirley Hutchinson feels that “a leader is someone who is courageous, just and compassionate”. Now she has been recognized and rewarded for these same qualities, receiving the 2011 Pushor Mitchell Gold Medal Leadership Prize. “I’m starting my Master of Arts in the fall, and […]
Enabling our students to perform at their best. There are more than 7,000 reasons to get involved with UBC’s Okanagan campus campaign: our students and the promise they hold as tomorrow’s leaders. We are committed to their academic success, and have identified key areas where donor investment will make a tremendous difference. One of them […]
Pioneering creative approaches to local and global challenges. Inspired by the Okanagan landscape, our students and faculty are pioneering creative approaches to challenges that are both local and global in scope, from water conservation to micro technology, rural medicine, homelessness and Aboriginal learning. The new Engineering, Management and Education Complex brings students and faculty together […]
UBC grad Luisa Vasquez is living a dream. Vasquez long imagined working for the United Nations, and now she does just that in the protection office of the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees in Costa Rica. The office oversees the processing of asylum seekers to ensure they are treated fairly and that their rights […]
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.