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

Consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, the University of British Columbia is a global centre for teaching, learning and research.

In 2005, UBC established the Okanagan campus in partnership with local Indigenous peoples, the Syilx Okanagan Nation, in whose territory the campus resides.

The Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit, empowering and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world.

Meet the Principal

Professor Lesley Cormack provides leadership as Principal of the Okanagan campus and Deputy Vice-Chancellor in the UBC System. Professor Cormack is an historian of early modern science, specializing in geography and mathematics of 16th century England. She earned both her PhD and Master of Arts from the University of Toronto.

About the Office

The office team supports the Principal’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.