Student Academic Experience

Students from the local community, across the region, and around the world choose UBC’s Okanagan campus for its unique learning environment. It is a place where students contribute to research alongside their professors, and other students, and the community engage in shared and mutually beneficial learning experiences.

The Office of the Provost is committed to delivering on UBC’s strategic plan Shaping UBC’s Next Century and Outlook 2040 through initiatives that enhance the student academic experience.

Experiential Education

Experiential education is an intentional and purposeful approach to teaching and learning integral to the UBC student experience, providing learners with the opportunities to gain essential knowledge and skills in their field of study shaped by direct experience and critical reflection. 



Academic Integrity at UBC Okanagan

Teaching and learning with integrity is at the heart of UBC Okanagan’s academic community. Work is underway to maintain a strong culture of academic integrity through ongoing engagement with all members of our campus community.


Student Learning Hub

The Student Learning Hub, which opened in September 2019, streamlined undergraduate student access to academic supports in order to enhance the learning experience. It inspires students to succeed through quality, peer-supported learning programs, including support for writing, languages, math, science, and the Supplemental Learning program. This project unified services in a single high-profile location in order to remove boundaries and provide seamless access for students. This initiative specifically addresses Strategy 15: Student Experience and Strategy 2: Inspiring Spaces.

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Student Academic Success Committee

This committee brings together Associate Deans, Directors, Senior Managers and faculty to discuss best practices, challenges, and opportunities to enhance our students’ academic experiences at UBC Okanagan.

Susan Allan Director, International Student Initiative
Bert Annear Deputy Registrar
Peter Arthur Professor of Teaching, Okanagan School of Education
Heather Berringer (Chair) Associate Provost, Academic Operations and Services
Diana Carter Associate Professor of Teaching, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
Jay Graham Associate Director, Enrolment Services
Dustin Gumpinger Lecturer, Faculty of Management
Michelle Lowton Director, Student Development and Advising
Stephanie McKeown Chief Institutional Research Officer
Dale Mullings Associate Vice-President, Students
Laura Prada Senior Manager, Academic Programs, Teaching and Learning
Manuela Reekie Associate Dean, Professional Practice & Engagement, Faculty of Health and Social Development
Scott Reid Associate Dean Students, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science
Donna Senese Associate Dean, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Paul Shipley Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Gina Whitaker Lecturer, School of Health and Exercise Sciences
Claire Yan Associate Professor of Teaching, School of Engineering