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:
- UBC’s commitment to helping employees and the campus community explore mental health—through the annual Thrive event, a month-long series of activities and, as part of the health benefits plan, offers a generous mental health practitioner benefit of up to $3,000 annually
- Supporting employees through various stages of life—from maternity leave top-up payments for mothers-to-be and flexible work options to phased-in retirement work options for those in the later stages of their careers
- Retirement planning assistance services and contributions to a defined contribution pension plan
Learn more about what sets UBC apart as a university and as an 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.
This designation recognizes employers across Canada with exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs.
This award recognizes employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people starting their careers.
This special award recognizes Canadian employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness and developing exceptional sustainability initiatives.