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.
Homecoming 2019 includes several public events during the week including:
Sept. 24 to 28: Art exhibition with Mirjana Borovickic
The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies hosts an exhibition of new works by recent Bachelor of Fine Arts alumna Mirjana Borovickic. The exhibition runs September 24 to 28, in the FINA Gallery (Creative and Critical Studies Building) at UBC Okanagan. A wine and cheese reception with the artist will be held September 27, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Register online for the reception at: events.eply.com/FCCSHomecoming2019
Sept 27: Olympian Beckie Scott on Excellence, Adversity and Integrity
Three-time Olympian Beckie Scott retired in 2006 after nearly two decades of competitive cross-country ski racing. She is Canada’s most successful cross-country skier and one of the world’s best all-around cross-country racers. Everyone is welcome to attend her inspiring talk on excellence, adversity and integrity, hosted by the Faculty of Health and Social Development, from 2 to 3 p.m. in The Commons classroom COM 201 at UBC Okanagan. Register online at: events.eply.com/HealthandSocialHomecoming2019
Sept. 27: School of Engineering Industry Night
The UBC Okanagan School of Engineering (SOE) invites the community to Industry Night -- an opportunity for networking with local industry professionals and listen to a panel discussion with the (SOE) leadership team highlighting the school’s future trajectory. Industry Night is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the UBC Innovation Hub at the Okanagan Innovation Centre (#203-460 Doyle Ave. in Kelowna). Admission is free, but registration is required at: events.eply.com/EngineeringHomecoming2019
Sept. 28: Alumni Golf Tournament
UBC Okanagan Heat and Heat alumni are hosting the third annual Alumni Golf Tournament on September 28 at Okanagan Golf Club, the Heat golf program’s home course. Register online at: events.eply.com/HeatAlumniGolfTournament
Sept. 28: Discover U
Discover U is an afternoon full of action at UBC Okanagan – activities are free and open to the public. They include the UBC Okanagan Heat Women's and Men's Soccer Teams playing at Nonis Sports Field (women’s game at 1 p.m. and men's game at 3 p.m.), and Discovery Expo faculty showcases in various campus locations from 2 to 5 p.m.
Sept. 28: Supper with Steve Patterson
UBCO’s new Commons building sets the scene for a pre-reception, long-table style dinner and comedy special by Steve Patterson, best known as host of the CBC Radio One hit show The Debaters. Tickets can be purchased online at: events.eply.com/UBCOHomecoming2019
Information about all the Homecoming 2019 events is available at: ok.ubc.ca/homecoming
About UBC's Okanagan campus
UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning in the heart of British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley. Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, UBC is home to bold thinking and discoveries that make a difference. Established in 2005, the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world.
To find out more, visit: ok.ubc.ca