OUC Alumni now eligible for UBC Degrees

The UBC Okanagan Senate voted yesterday to approve the list of candidates with OUC degrees eligible to apply to accept a UBC degree.

This list includes Okanagan University College (OUC) alumni holding one or more of the following credentials granted by OUC as the sole granting institution between January 1, 1998, and June 30, 2005:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Social Work

Approximately 2,400 OUC alumni will be invited to accept their UBC degrees and become members of the UBC convocation. Eligible alumni can request their degree by completing the form available at www.ubc.ca/okanagan/joinus. There is a $100 application processing fee.

Once an OUC graduate accepts the UBC degree, they become part of UBC’s extensive alumni network. UBC graduates now number over 226,000 and more than 5,000 of these reside in the Okanagan area. A new Okanagan chapter has been created to meet the needs of local alumni.

"On behalf of our UBC alumni, I invite the OUC graduates to join us and become part of our extraordinary network,” says Marie Earl, Associate Vice President, Alumni, and Executive Director of UBC's Alumni Association. “We hope they will take advantage of the many services and programs we offer to our alumni around the world.”

In July 2005, the former OUC ceased operations. At that time, UBC Okanagan was established at the former institution's campus in North Kelowna, and the new Okanagan College was established with campuses in several Okanagan communities, including Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Salmon Arm.

Interested OUC alumni are invited to attend an Alumni Reception on November 15, 2006, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Doug Owram, Deputy Vice Chancellor, UBC Okanagan, will provide insight into the plans and aspirations of Canada’s biggest small university. Guests can review campus plans and meet students, faculty, and other alumni. Those interested can RSVP to Shawn Swallow at shawn.swallow@ubc.ca.

More information
http://okanagan.students.ubc.ca/senate/conferral.cfm

Eligibility information
http://okanagan.students.ubc.ca/senate/conferral.cfm?go=join

Online application form
https://secure.students.ubc.ca/okanagan/ouc.cfm

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