Why Work at UBCO


We respectfully acknowledge the Syilx Okanagan Nation and their peoples, in whose traditional, ancestral, unceded territory UBC Okanagan is situated. Learn more about UBCO’s Indigenous engagement.

UBC’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC offers a unique experience for students, faculty and staff.

Our campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a close-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world.

Be among the best

UBC has been consistently recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers. Our leadership offers an exceptional place to work with progressive and forward-thinking programs. Among the reasons cited for UBC making the list are:

Learn more about what sets UBC apart as a university and as an employer:

An aerial look at UBC Okanagan's campus.

One of Canada’s fastest-growing cities, Kelowna is located along the picturesque Okanagan Lake, in the heart of the stunning Okanagan Valley.

UBC positions itself as an employer of choice that attracts and retains superior employees through comprehensive support:

UBCO empowers individuals to build and grow their skills and competencies through a number of services:

BC's top employers 2024 logo.

BC’s top employer

This designation recognizes the British Columbian employers that lead as exceptional places to work—and who offer employees the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

Canada’s best diversity employers

This designation recognizes employers across Canada with exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.

Canada’s greenest employers

This special award recognizes Canadian employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness and developing exceptional sustainability initiatives.

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Learn all that UBC Okanagan has to offer.

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