Okanagan campus FYI

Demonstrations on campus

From time to time, organizations from the university or the wider community may choose to exercise their right of free speech and locate demonstrations at UBC. Demonstrations are not uncommon on university campuses and may become more common on the Okanagan campus over time.

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.

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.

Upcoming demonstrations

The Kelowna Right to Life Society will hold a demonstration in the central courtyard adjacent to the flags and the Arts building from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13 and 14, 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 109) and offers women a supportive environment and connections to other resources on and off campus.

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

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.


UBC Okanagan encourages groups to provide advance notice of their intent to hold demonstrations on or near campus. If the university is notified of plans, they will be noted here.