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Happy holidays from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor

What a year 2020 has been. I am certain you are all looking forward to the break, even more this year than most. While we are not able to gather to mark the holidays this season, there will be much to celebrate together when we are able. 

Upcoming retirement for University Relations director

I am writing to share, reluctantly, the news of Bud Mortenson’s upcoming retirement. Bud has served as Director of University Relations for the past nine years and has been with the university since UBC Okanagan was first established.

A statement on racism and discrimination

As we begin our academic year, I want to emphasize the special nature of your relationship with UBC. You are part of an extraordinary community—at UBC we share a commitment to build environments that uphold human rights, free of harassment and discrimination and that reflect the university’s core values of equity and inclusivity.

Watch: DVC Fall Town Hall 2020

Watch: DVC Fall Town Hall 2020

If you missed Professor Cormack’s 2020 Fall Town Hall you can still catch the recording!

2020 UBC Okanagan Staff Awards of Excellence announced

Recipients demonstrated global citizenship, leadership, campus spirit and customer service

Statement on police incident and a call for change

Like many in our community, we are appalled by the violence depicted in a video of a police wellness check in January involving a student in the community.

A statement on violence and injustice in our community

Recent news regarding a violent police incident in January involving a student living near the UBC Okanagan campus has raised concern among our university community.

Q&A recap: DVC’s Spring Town Hall, May 2020

Catch the written recap of the DVC Town Hall Q&A! Questions range across three broad themes Human Resources, Students, and Safety and Operations.

Watch: DVC Virtual Spring Town Hall 2020

Watch: DVC Virtual Spring Town Hall 2020

If you missed Professor Buszard’s 2020 Spring Town Hall you can still catch the recording!

Deborah Buszard a Woman in STEM – Podcast

Listen to Debroah Buszard as she discusses her experiences as a woman in STEM on this podcast from WWEST – from being one of three female students when she first began her studies agriculture to being the first female dean of agriculture to receiving an honourary degree from UBC.