Each year, students, faculty and staff of UBC Okanagan directly support our community by raising funds and contributing to dozens of non-profit organizations partnered through the United Way of Central and South Okanagan-Similkameen.
If you’d like to join a great team of volunteers, or have ideas to involve your faculty or department, contact Bud Mortenson, chair of the 2017 UBC Okanagan United Way campaign.
Hundreds of opera lovers enjoy an open-air concert by Opera Kelowna at last summer’s Opera Under the Stars in the central courtyard at UBC Okanagan.
Volunteer for Opera Under the Stars
UBC Okanagan is hosting Opera Under the Stars in the main courtyard on August 2. The organizing team is looking to fill volunteer positions, including campus greeters and event information from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. that day.
If you want to be part of the volunteer team and help deliver an event with some of Canada’s best opera talent, contact Community Engagement Strategist Suann Brown.
Gwen Steele presenting last year at the Gardening Club's Introduction to Xeriscaping workshop. Photo credit: Jason McLeod.
Gardening Club settles in for summer workshops
The Okanagan Campus Nectar Trail has put down roots and the spring planting season has passed, but the Gardening Club is staying as busy as a bee with two lunch-and-learn workshops in July and August.
British Columbia is facing one of the most volatile fire seasons in recent memory and Campus Security would like to remind the campus community to be extra vigilant with any flammable materials that you might be using.
From left: Kimberley Kaseweter, Logan Volkmann and Geoff Coombs have all been awarded UBC Killam Doctoral Scholarships.
Three UBC Okanagan students capture Killam Doctoral scholarships
Prestigious award provides funding to pursue ongoing research
A trio of UBC Okanagan researchers have each been awarded the UBC Killam Doctoral Scholarship, marking the first time in three years any nominee from the Okanagan campus has captured the most prestigious award available to graduate students.
Ancient fungi could help Canada's future northern forests
UBC research provides new clues to how trees adapt to a changing climate
As Canada’s vast boreal and tundra ecosystems experience dramatic warming due to climate change, trees are rapidly spreading north.
New research from the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences suggests some of these trees could be getting help from a surprising source: fungi that have lain dormant underground for thousands of years.