Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic

Fact-B Conference

On May 24, 2022, the Office of the Provost and the Wine Research Centre are co-hosting an event with the Consul General of France in Vancouver regarding the impact of climate change on wine regions.

2022 UBC Okanagan Teaching Excellence & Innovation Awards Recipients

2022 UBC Okanagan Teaching Excellence & Innovation Awards Recipients

Each year, we recognize exemplary role models who make a significant impact on the culture of teaching and learning on our campus with the Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation.

New micro-credential explores performance design and lifecycle assessment of bridges

Learners will soon have the opportunity to discover the latest in performance-based design of bridges as the School of Engineering opens registration for UBC Okanagan’s newest micro-credential course, ‘Performance-based Design and Life-cycle Cost Analysis of Bridges’.

Rehan Sadiq appointed UBC Okanagan Provost and Vice-President, Academic pro tem

Effective February 1, 2022, Dr. Rehan Sadiq will serve as UBC Okanagan’s Provost and Vice-President, Academic pro tem.

International partnership expands: UBCO-Exeter Excellence initiative

On December 7, UBC Okanagan and the University of Exeter renewed and expanded the institutions’ Statement of Cooperation to further strengthen the relationship and encourage cooperation in the areas of academic exchange, education and research.

Quality Assurance Process Audit external review of UBC Okanagan

This month, UBC Okanagan will undergo its first Quality Assurance Process Audit (QAPA) external review. This process was developed by the Degree Quality Assessment Board’s (DQAB) Quality Assurance Audit Committee and seeks to ensure that public post-secondary institutions periodically conduct rigorous, ongoing program and institutional quality assessments.

Anti-racism initiatives receive funding

This year UBC established an Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund to support projects that celebrate and elevate diverse communities and advance anti-racism efforts at UBC. An annual allocation of $100,000 is available at UBC Okanagan. I am pleased to announce seven recently funded proposals on our campus.

Strategic Review of Health at UBC Okanagan

Since the inception of UBC Okanagan in 2005, our campus has experienced tremendous growth—both in student population as well as our research and program offerings.

Guidance for Faculty– Return to Classrooms Fall 2021

The following resources have been prepared for UBC Okanagan faculty to help guide a safe return to the classroom this Fall. These documents may be revised in the coming days as additional information regarding public health guidelines and measures becomes available.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Academic Calendar adjustments

On August 18, 2021, following the federal government’s recognition of September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, UBC President Santa J. Ono shared with the UBC community information on the observation of the statutory holiday for UBC campuses and distributed learning sites.