Happy Holidays | x̌ast sputaʔ

Happy Holidays | x̌ast sputaʔ

As the holiday season nears, Dr. Lesley Cormack, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UBC’s Okanagan campus, shares a look back at the past year and offers best wishes to all.

Watch: DVC Fall Town Hall 2021

Watch: DVC Fall Town Hall 2021

If you missed Dr. Lesley Cormack’s 2021 Fall Town Hall you can still catch the recording!

Honouring Indigenous History Month in Canada

June marks National Indigenous History Month in Canada, a time when we thoughtfully celebrate the history, heritage and culture of Indigenous peoples. Our very campus was founded in partnership with the Syilx Okanagan Chiefs in whose territory the campus is situated, beginning a longstanding friendship with the Syilx Okanagan Nation that we continue to honour today.

Watch: DVC Spring Town Hall 2021

Watch: DVC Spring Town Hall 2021

If you missed Professor Cormack’s 2021 Spring Town Hall you can still catch the recording!

Asian Heritage Month at UBC Okanagan

As Asian Heritage Month draws to a close, I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to recognize the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian descent and to explore the rich diversity of Asian heritage in our country. Many of these cultures are part of our campus community, bringing together unique perspectives and lived experiences that elevate the way we teach, learn and research.

Statement on alleged voyeurism and sexual violence and prevention on campus

I am deeply distressed by the recent news report detailing an RCMP investigation into alleged voyeurism incidents on UBCO campus. The safety and security of our students is my utmost concern and the RCMP is an essential partner in ensuring that our campus community is protected. I have requested a meeting with RCMP to discuss this.  

UBC Okanagan Black History Month celebrations

As we move through Black History Month this February, I would like to encourage you to take this opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the importance of Black history in Canada and recognize the many accomplishments and achievements of Black Canadians around the country and within our own campus community.

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.