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Shuswap Elder and UBCO Community Research Liaison Jessie Nyberg signs as a witness to the declaration of Truth and Reconciliation commitments at a special ceremony Tuesday.

“The time to act is now”

Elders, chiefs and community members from throughout the Syilx Okanagan Nation joined with students, faculty and staff at UBC Okanagan Tuesday to witness the historic signing of UBCO’s commitments to action toward reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

Deborah Buszard, UBC Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UBC Okanagan, with the official proclamation by Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran, establishing Saturday, September 28, as UBCO Homecoming Day in Kelowna.

Public events at UBC Okanagan Homecoming Sept. 27 and 28

Officially proclaimed as Homecoming Day in Kelowna by Mayor Colin Basran, Saturday, September 28, caps several days of activities welcoming UBC alumni home to UBC Okanagan and inviting the community to get to know more about the university.