Meet Raina Reddecliff
Role: Associate Director, Campus Internationalization and Executive Communications
Raina Reddecliff has been with UBC Okanagan since 2007 and has worked in the Provost and DVC offices supporting communications and internationalization. Raina has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Calgary and is a Certified Organizational Coach from UBC.
PLEASE DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO IN THE OFFICE OF THE PROVOST.
In my role, I coordinate and support global partnerships, initiatives and programs for UBC Okanagan, in collaboration with the Faculties.
There is a lot of variety in the work we do to support internationalization at UBC Okanagan— from developing strategic partnership initiatives to building an international summer program to hosting international delegations and visitors. Every day looks a bit different!
I am also responsible for managing communication for the Provost’s Office and Provost leadership team, including writing communications plans and developing materials and content for a variety of academic initiatives.
WHAT UPCOMING PROJECTS OR CURRENT INITIATIVES ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT?
We just launched the Okanagan Global Summer Program for 2024, which is based on a pilot we ran in partnership with the School of Engineering and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies in 2023. We have talked about offering a summer program for many years but, unfortunately, our first attempt was canceled due to the pandemic. It’s exciting to finally see this idea coming to fruition! I’ve enjoyed collaborating with the Continuing and Professional Education unit in the Provost Office and our Faculties to bring this program to life.
WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE TO WORK AT UBC OKANAGAN?
I joined UBC Okanagan when it was undergoing tremendous growth, and it has been exciting to be part of that growth. I wanted to be part of a place that makes a positive impact in the world, and I continue to be inspired by UBC’s commitments to Indigenous engagement and reconciliation, anti-racism, equity and inclusion, sustainability, and climate action. The work we do allows us to continuously learn and contribute to society in meaningful ways—I am very appreciative of that opportunity.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE OKANAGAN ACTIVITY OR SPOT AND WHY?
I love that the Okanagan has four seasons to enjoy—summer and fall are my favourite. I love spending time outside with my family, whether we are walking our dog on the trails near our house, swimming, or hanging out by the water. Kelowna is a beautiful place to call home!