More than 2,250 new undergraduate students are among the 8,400 students beginning classes this week at UBC Okanagan.
- 1,375 students from British Columbia make up 61 per cent of all new undergraduates.
- More than 1,900 new students are from communities across Canada.
- International student enrolment tops 1,000 for the first time -- with 213 international graduate students and 875 international undergraduate students.
“We are welcoming more than 2,250 new students and well over 6,000 returning students from across Canada and around the world to our remarkable learning community,” says Deborah Buszard, UBC Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Okanagan campus.
“When our campus opened 10 years ago, our entire enrolment was about 3,500 students,” says Buszard. “We have grown dramatically in our first decade and continue to attract high-quality students from throughout the BC Interior, across the province and Canada, and from 91 other countries, who wish to earn a UBC degree in the Okanagan.”
Students are enrolled in six faculties and two schools offering 53 undergraduate (bachelor’s degree) and 14 graduate (master’s and doctoral degree) programs.
UBC offers undergraduate students the opportunity to take part in a wide range of experiences that enhance their learning – including undergraduate research, community service learning projects, a growing number of co-op options, international service learning, study and research abroad programs.
Over the past week, more than 1,600 students moved into residences on campus. UBC Okanagan residents can apply to live near other students in residence in Integrated Learning Communities. Each community is made up of like-minded students and paired with a faculty or staff member who dedicates extra time and resources throughout the academic year to providing extra-curricular programs and educational opportunities tailored to each group.
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