Okanagan campus FYI

Demonstrations on campus

Organizations from the wider community may occasionally choose to exercise their right of free speech and locate demonstrations at UBC. Demonstrations and other forms of expression are upheld by the statement on academic freedom from the UBC Okanagan Senate, and by UBC's support of free speech more generally.

UBC does not endorse the views expressed by any particular demonstration. Nor does the university ban legal demonstrations.

The university values the free, lawful and respectful expression of all views and opinions, even those that some may find disagreeable or upsetting.

Upcoming demonstrations

The Kelowna Right to Life Society has notified UBC that it intends to hold a demonstration in the central courtyard adjacent to the flags and the Arts building from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, October 12, and Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

View a map of the courtyard location

Support resources

Students experiencing any form of distress are encouraged to contact the Health and Wellness office for free, confidential counselling support. Call 250-807-9270, visit University Centre UNC 337, or email healthwellness.okanagan@ubc.ca to connect with a counsellor.

The Women's Resource Centre (wrc@ubcsuo.ca) is located in the University Centre (UNC 132) and offers women a supportive environment and connections to other resources on and off campus. 

Students may also connect with Empower Me at 1-844-741-6389. This is a 24/7 service providing counselling support through UBCSUO's Studentcare plan.

Faculty and staff seeking counselling are encouraged to contact the UBC Employee and Family Assistance Program’s Care Access Centre at 1-800-387-4765.

When information is available, UBC Okanagan may inform the on-campus community of the date, time and location of activity so people have the ability to engage with or avoid demonstrators as they choose.