Welcome to UBC’s Okanagan campus—an innovative hub for research and learning in the heart of Syilx Okanagan Territory within British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley.

Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, UBC is home to bold thinking and discoveries that make a difference. In 2005, UBC established the Okanagan campus in partnership with Syilx Okanagan Chiefs, embarking on a new relationship with Indigenous peoples of these lands.

Today, the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community deeply committed to Indigenous partnerships and that welcomes students and faculty from around the world.

Meet the DVC

Professor Deborah Buszard provides overall leadership for UBC in the Okanagan as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal. Professor Buszard is a plant scientist, strawberry breeder, and Professor of Biology in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.


About the Office

The office team supports the DVC’s leadership role on the Okanagan campus and within the UBC system. Contact us for everything from arranging a meeting to making a speech request.


Initiatives & Priorities

Read about strategic initiatives and priorities for UBC and the Okanagan campus — from institutional visioning to Indigenous engagement, regional collaboration and funding opportunities.

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