UBC Okanagan is dedicated to building an exceptional teaching and learning environment.

Through numerous awards and funding opportunities, we recognize and support faculty members who are passionate about developing innovative initiatives and approaches to teaching and learning that inspire our diverse student body.

Faculty are encouraged to apply to the funding categories/opportunities listed below, which support innovative projects that aim to enhance our academic community.

Faculty seeking support for unique initiatives outside of the options listed below are encouraged to contact their Faculty and Dean to identify opportunities for support.

Excellence Fund

UBC launched this fund to provide significant new resources to advance academic excellence and strengthen the university in the years to come.

Excellence Fund


International Funding Opportunities

Funding is available for internationalization activities, ranging from internationalizing the curriculum to hosting and collaborating with distinguished international visitors.

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Teaching Awards

UBC Okanagan recognizes teaching excellence and innovation through a number of internal and external prestigious teaching awards.

Celebrating Teaching


ALT-2040 Fund

UBC Okanagan’s ALT-2040 Fund (previously Aspire Learning and Teaching Fund) supports curriculum change, innovative teaching practices and learning environment enhancement as envisioned in Aspire.