Messages from the Deputy Vice Chancellor and Principal



Message from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Dear Parents,

It’s my pleasure to welcome you to UBC’s Okanagan campus. It is an exciting time to be a new UBC student and we look forward to welcoming your son or daughter to our campus.

We are proud to offer an exciting and distinctive university campus experience at UBC Okanagan. Our students are part of an institution consistently ranked in the top 40 in the world, but have the benefit of attending classes at our close-knit campus. The unique UBC experience in the Okanagan emphasizes small class sizes, experiential learning, community involvement, and direct access to professors and research activity for students.

Our UBC Okanagan Parent Conference is an excellent opportunity for you to find out more about the first-year experience, the quality of campus residences, and the various forms of assistance students can count on to help them with the transition to university. I encourage new students to get involved in campus life and contribute in their own unique ways to the many activities planned for the upcoming year. Students will make new friends and form close bonds with other students from around the world and will be challenged to pursue and celebrate creativity and knowledge.

The incoming class of first year students is arriving at a perfect time. The Okanagan campus recently completed its initial build out stage which saw over $400 million in construction. Incoming students will take advantage of state of the art facilities and new study spaces on their way to becoming tomorrow’s leaders in business, science, politics, health, and the arts. As part of UBC, our students will have the added benefit of joining one of the largest alumni networks in Canada upon graduation. There are over 280,000 UBC alumni in more than 120 countries, and there are numerous alumni networking opportunities in the Okanagan and around the world.

I look forward to welcoming your son or daughter to the remarkable learning community at UBC Okanagan. We will offer them an exceptional university experience.


Deborah Buszard
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal

The University of British Columbia
Okanagan Campus

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