Welcome & Relocation – Okanagan Campus


About UBC’s Okanagan Campus

The University of British Columbia’s Okanagan (Kelowna) campus, opened in 2005, has more than 8,300 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in eight faculties and schools.

Here, students from throughout the Okanagan region, across Canada and 80 other countries interact with one another and their professors on a daily basis, while becoming global citizens through interaction with their community and the world.

With $18.5 million in annual research funding, and more than 630 research projects underway, the Okanagan campus is earning a reputation as an important, respected centre of learning and research, enhancing knowledge creation and innovation within the region and internationally.

UBC’s Okanagan Campus

Kelowna & the Okanagan

With a population of more than 117,312, the City of Kelowna is the largest city in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Bordering Okanagan Lake, Kelowna is well known for its hot summers and temperate winters. Kelowna is one of the most liveable cities in Canada. In the recent Canada Pulse survey, 90% of residents reported “My city is a great place to live.”

Kelowna boasts all the amenities of a major city: fine dining, unique shops and vibrant culture yet orchards and vineyards thrive within a 10-minute drive of the downtown core. Spectacular vistas await those ready to explore. A delightful day can be spent sampling the award-winning wares of our numerous internationally-acclaimed wineries, while several championship golf courses draw enthusiasts from all parts of the globe.

Visit the Tourism Kelowna website to learn more about the area.

Tourism Kelowna

UBC Okanagan Relocation Services

The Welcome and Relocation Service Centre on the Okanagan campus helps with the smooth transition of new faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff and their families who have relocated from outside Kelowna into the UBC Community and Okanagan neighbourhoods. Our goal is to assist newcomers to settle quickly into their new home by providing answers or directing you to where you can find them.

Faculties, departments and newcomers, please feel free to contact us directly with your UBC Okanagan relocation questions.

Jacky Ivans
Relocation and Benefits Associate
Human Resources, UBC Okanagan
Phone: 250-807-8928
Email: jacky.ivans@ubc.ca

ADM002 – 1138 Alumni Ave
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7