Experiential Learning

Transformative learning is an integral part of the overall UBC Okanagan experience. This has been clearly documented for us in 2014 Aspire Vision, UBC’s Strategic Plan (Shaping UBC’s Next Century) and in the Outlook 2040 document. Transformative learning is supported by leveraging multiple pedagogical approaches such as interdisciplinary education, flexible learning, practical learning and experiential learning (EL).

We are currently working on the following initiatives:

  • Developing a comprehensive list of existing EL opportunities at UBCO to help students navigate and choose the opportunities that best fit their career/personal goals.
  • Working a pilot project to identify EL opportunities available for students throughout the curriculum.

Arts Career Apprenticeship Program

The UBC Okanagan Arts Career Apprenticeship Program (UBCO ACAP) connects upcoming arts, humanities and social sciences graduates with Okanagan-based employers for one-year, paid, early career opportunities.

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Experiential Learning Spotlight

UBC Okanagan offers a wide range of Experiential Learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom. Meet some of the students on our campus who are experiencing these transformational learning opportunities.


Experiential Learning Task Force

An Experiential Learning Task Force, led by the Office of the Provost in collaboration with the Associate Vice-President Students, was created to better understand the forms of EL that are being offered at UBC Okanagan, identify current challenges and make recommendations regarding how to best support EL. Following their initial consultation, the Task Force’s findings can be found in the full report available below.