Master’s Degrees

Master of Arts in Education (MA), Master of Education (MEd)

Participate in an intellectual community designed to promote critical and creative thinking about contemporary educational issues.

Graduate Program Overview

Program Components Expected Duration Schedule
MA Thesis 24 to 36 months Full-time or Part-time
MEd Capstone project 24 to 36 months Full-time or Part-time
MEd Coursework only 24 to 36 months Full-time or Part-time

Masters’ programs in education offer students the opportunity to explore areas of interest and integrate their practice within a framework of research and inquiry.

Through the Master of Education (MEd) and the Master of Arts (MA), educators, administrators, researchers, and professionals from a variety of educative contexts can deepen their understanding of education and advance their careers at UBC Okanagan.  Graduate courses are scheduled to be flexible around students’ work schedules. Classes are held on-campus and online on Saturdays, weeknights and during the summer months.

These programs do not carry credit toward certification to teach in public schools in British Columbia. In B.C., a Bachelor of Education is required to teach.

Which degree should I choose?

Both the MEd and MA in Education are 30-credit degree programs, and each provide students with theoretical, analytical, and practical expertise. Students learn within a community of scholar-practitioners dedicated to the study and pursuit of lifelong learning.

The MEd degree has two pathways: coursework only or capstone project. Each of these pathways provides a rich learning environment for studying theories, knowledge frameworks, and research methodologies that are examined within and through the lens of students’ professional contexts, growing and deepening students’ practitioner capacities and identities. This degree is ideal for students interested in deepening their professional learning, or are seeking graduate credentialing to further their educational leadership work in formal and informal roles.

The MA is ideal for students interested in conducting their own independent research on their topic of interest. Students in this degree are required to identify and confirm a supervisor prior to admission as it requires academic mentoring to complete the research and thesis writing requirements.

Students enrolled in the MEd degree with capstone project will develop valuable skills and gain the experience necessary to work in a professional field in an education environment. Capstone projects provide an opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of an area of interest. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in Kindergarten to Grade 12 and post-secondary education, school administration, education consultation, government and policy work, among other careers.

Designed for professionals in the field, this program is typically completed on a part-time basis over two academic years, including summer sessions, through a combination of campus-based and online coursework. This pathway culminates in a capstone project under the mentorship of a faculty supervisor. While not considered to be a research degree as students are not required to carry out and defend an independent research project, students will take research-relevant courses that will assist in the development of their capstone project.

The MEd degree with capstone project requires completion of:

  • 9 credits of core courses: Curriculum Issues and Theories (CUST 562), Research Methodology in Education (EDUC 500), and Readings and Discourse in Education (EDUC 521);
  • 18 credits from the Okanagan School of Education’s course offerings; and
  • 3- credit capstone project (EDUC 598)

MEd students are required to complete the degree within four years. Students in this pathway may be interested in completing a Doctor of Education (EdD) in the future.

Visit the Academic Calendar for detailed MEd Program Requirements.

Our MEd degree with coursework only is a new pathway that offers rich opportunities for learning and professional development through 30 credits of coursework. Students will plan their courses, with guidance from their assigned supervisor, to build a program that provides broad knowledge at an advanced level to inform their professional and/or applied practice. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in Kindergarten to Grade 12 and post-secondary education, school administration and education consultation, government and policy work, among other careers.

Designed for professionals in the field, this program is typically completed on a part-time basis over two academic years, including summer sessions, through a combination of campus-based and online coursework. MEd students are required to complete the degree within four years.

The MEd degree with coursework only requires completion of:

  • 6 credits of core courses: Curriculum Issues and Theories (CUST 562) and Readings and Discourse in Education (EDUC 521);
  • 24 credits from the Okanagan School of Education’s course offerings

Visit the Academic Calendar for detailed MEd Program Requirements.

Students in this pathway may be interested in completing a Doctor of Education (EdD) in the future.

 

The MA degree is primarily for educators who wish to develop their expertise as educational researchers in addition to their interest in a thematic area of study.

The degree is designed specifically as a research degree, with students required to carry out and complete an independent research project (master’s thesis). Completion of a master’s thesis is viewed as a prerequisite for the pursuit of doctoral studies in most institutions.

The MA can be completed on either a part-time or full-time basis. Students are encouraged to complete the coursework over two academic years, including summer sessions. MA students are required to complete the degree within five years.

Students must complete:

  • 9 credits of core courses: Curriculum Issues and Theories (CUST 562), Research Methodology in Education (EDUC 500), and Readings and Discourse in Education (EDUC 521);
  • 15 credits from the Okanagan School of Education’s course offerings; and
  • 6-credit thesis (EDUC 599)

Visit the Academic Calendar for detailed MA in Education Program Requirements.

This degree lays the foundation for the pursuit of a PhD and may appeal to students seeking academic positions and careers.

Course offerings

The core courses are interdisciplinary and provide grounding for all students in the contemporary and historical educational discourses, perspectives, and traditions as they embark on their studies. Students select additional courses by working with their faculty supervisor to design a program that meets their goals, needs and interests.

Note: Not all courses are offered every year. Students can view current and upcoming graduate courses on the Graduate Student Resource page.

EDUC 562 (3) Coyote Stories: Pedagogy and Praxis
Examines how respective Indigenous traditional knowledge stories and storytelling practices inform organic theoretical frameworks, pedagogy, and praxis in place-based schooling, community, and peoples’ transforming projects.

EADM 557 (3) Leadership for Inclusion and Social Justice
An overview of the theoretical and practical elements of leadership for inclusive education, social justice, and other associated topics.

EDUC 527 Global Education, Citizenship, and Cross-Cultural Conceptions of Teaching and Learning
Enables learners to explore the inherent values, assumptions, and ideologies that inform the spectrum of global educations and cross-cultural conceptions of teaching and learning, and examines understandings of these complex and contested notions.

EDUC 528 Theory and Practice in Inclusive Education
An inquiry-oriented course designed for educators interested in inclusive aspects of special education. Participants will explore pedagogical, attitudinal, and systemic barriers to inclusion. Related theory and research-based inclusive approaches will serve as resources for individual and group inquiries.

ETEC 559 (3) Creating Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments
Paradigm shifts in education have influenced significant change in learning environments. This course is an inquiry into learning environments (past, present, and future) and explores the learning theories, software, hardware, and instructional strategies that support them.

Students may view the Academic Calendar for a complete list and description of courses. Not all courses are offered every year.  


Research & Supervisors

Prospective Master of Arts in Education students need to reach out to a potential faculty supervisor before beginning the application process. We invite you to discuss your research interests and career goals with us, and we are happy to share our excitement about what we study and teach.

MEd applicants may indicate a preference for a supervisor on their application, but it is not a guarantee.

If you have general questions about our graduate program, please contact Lindsay Cox at lindsay.cox@ubc.ca


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Peter Arthur | Director, Professional Programs and Summer Institute in Education | Education | peter.arthur@ubc.ca | 250-807-9207 | EME 3149

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education; Metacognition; Growth Mindset and Grit for Academic Success; Curriculum & Program Development; Instructional Design; Enhancing Learning with Technology.
Stephen Berg | Associate Professor | Education | stephen.berg@ubc.ca | 250.807.9682 | EME 3169

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Physical Education; Health Education; Early Learning; Children's Physical Activity; Action Research.
John-Tyler Binfet | Director, Centre for Mindful Engagement | B.A.R.K., Centre for Mindful Engagement, Education | johntyler.binfet@ubc.ca | 250.807.8420 | EME 3173

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Conceptualizations of kindness in children and adolescents; Measuring kindness in schools; Social and Emotional Learning; Canine-assisted interventions; Assessment of therapy dogs; University student well-being
Lynn Bosetti | Professor | Education | lynn.bosetti@ubc.ca | 250.807.8903 | EME 3153

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Leadership in Higher Education, Critical Policy Studies, Change Management, Emotional Labour and School Choice
Catherine Broom | Associate Professor | Education | catherine.broom@ubc.ca | 250.807.8768 | EME3167

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Citizenship; Social Studies Methods; History Education; History of Education and Curriculum; Culture and Education; Alternative and Holistic Educational Practices from an Ecological Perspective.
Robert Campbell | Associate Professor | Education | robert.campbell@ubc.ca | 250.807.9170 | EME3175

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Educational Technology; Instructional Design; Curriculum Development; Technology Innovation; Integration.
Jessica Chan | Assistant Professor | Education | jessica.chan@ubc.ca

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Language and Literacy Development; Oral Language and Math Development; Reading Development and Disorders; Community-based initiatives; Literacy and Numeracy
Sabre Cherkowski | Director, Graduate Programs | Education | sabre.cherkowski@ubc.ca | 250.807.9306 | EME3171

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Leadership, professional learning and development, educator well-being; learning communities and school organizing; reflective practice.
Bill Cohen | Assistant Professor | Education | billy.cohen@ubc.ca

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: My research interests are extended family pedagogies informed by traditional Indigenous knowledge: particularly a Syilx children-centred model informed by capti̓kʷɬ stories to transform schools to be more appreciative and sustaining of place-based relationships and cultural and ecological diversity.
Scott Douglas | Director, English as an Additional Language Programs | Education | scott.douglas@ubc.ca | 250.807.9277 | EME3151

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Teaching English as an Additional Language (TEAL); Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); Applied Linguistics; English Language Teaching (ELT); Curriculum and Materials Design; English for Academic Purposes (EAP); English Language Learning (ELL); Short-Term Study Abroad; Post-Secondary English as an Additional Language (EAL) Teaching and Learning; Adult EAL Teaching and Learning
Margaret Macintyre Latta | Director | Education | margaret.macintyre.latta@ubc.ca | 250.807.8119 | EME3139

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Fostering Pedagogical Relationships, Seeing and Acting on Innovation’s Renewing Potential—The Fecundity of Genuine Learning Contexts, Curriculum as Lived in Classrooms, Teacher Education and Professional Development Reform Efforts.
Christopher Martin | Associate Professor | Economics, Philosophy and Political Science, Education, Faculty of Management, Philosophy | christopher.martin@ubc.ca | 250.807.8427 | EME3159

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Philosophy of education; educational ethics; the aims of higher education; education for democracy
Sumer Seiki, PhD | Associate Professor | Education | sumer.seiki@ubc.ca | EME 3161

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Science education; narrative inquiry; social justice


Students & Theses

Meet Our Students

Graduate students in education are immersed in intimate group learning and benefit from a rich, caring and supportive community of education scholars.

Follow the Okanagan School of Education’s student activities, events and initiatives on Facebook or check out the announcements on Graduate Student Resources.

Theses and Dissertations

Search all UBC Okanagan School of Education student publications at cIRcle, the University’s digital repository for research and teaching materials.


Admission Requirements

Note: Students who feel that they might, at some future date, be interested in enrolling in a doctoral program are advised to follow the MA route rather than the MEd route.

Admission to UBC graduate programs is competitive. Applicants must meet the following criteria.

Master of Education Applicants (MEd)

Applicants to the MEd program normally hold a bachelor’s degree in Education or related field, with a minimum overall average in the B+ range (76-79%) in third- and fourth-year courses, academic standing with at least 12 credits of third-or fourth-year courses in the A- grade range (80% or higher at UBC) in a four-year baccalaureate degree or its academic equivalent.

Applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above, but who have had significant formal training and relevant professional experience to offset such deficiencies, may be granted admission on the recommendation of the Director of Graduate Programs in Education.

Additionally, the Okanagan School of Education normally requires that applicants have at least two years of teaching experience. All applicants must submit a statement of intent (approximately 250-400 words) clearly outlining their areas of interest and focus for study with their applications.

In exceptional cases, applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above, but who have had significant formal training and relevant professional experience, may be granted admission on the recommendation of the Education Graduate Program Committee.

Master of Arts in Education Applicants (MA)

Applicants to the MA program must have a minimum overall average in the B+ range (76-79%) in third- and fourth-year courses, academic standing with at least 12 credits of third-or fourth-year courses in the A- grade range (80% or higher at UBC) in a four-year baccalaureate degree or its academic equivalent. Background training and previous experience must be sufficient to demonstrate ability or potential for advanced research in the chosen field.

The MA is designed for those students who, in addition to their interest in a thematic area of study, wish to develop their expertise as educational researchers.

Additionally, the Okanagan School of Education normally requires that applicants have at least two years of teaching experience. All applicants must submit a statement of intent (approx. 250-400 words) clearly outlining their areas of interest and focus for study with their applications.

In exceptional cases, applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above, but who have had significant formal training and relevant professional experience, may be granted admission on the recommendation of the Education Graduate Program Committee.


MORE INFORMATION

Visit the UBC Okanagan Academic Calendar* for full admission and program requirements; the calendar is a comprehensive guide to all programs, courses, services and academic policies at the University of British Columbia.

* In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Master of Education Applicants (MEd)

Applicants to the MEd program normally hold a bachelor’s degree in Education or related field, with a minimum overall average in the B+ range (76-79%) in third- and fourth-year courses, academic standing with at least 12 credits of third-or fourth-year courses in the A- grade range (80% or higher at UBC) in a four-year baccalaureate degree or its academic equivalent.

Applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above, but who have had significant formal training and relevant professional experience to offset such deficiencies, may be granted admission on the recommendation of the Director of Graduate Programs in Education.

Additionally, the Okanagan School of Education normally requires that applicants have at least two years of teaching experience. All applicants must submit a statement of intent (approximately 250-400 words) clearly outlining their areas of interest and focus for study with their applications.

Specific minimum admission requirements for graduates of different countries may be found in the International Student Evaluation Manual.

Students who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents must apply for a study permit (student visa) to enter Canada. Applications can be made through any Canadian Consulate or High Commission.

Applicants from a university outside Canada at which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission.  Minimum acceptable English language proficiency tests are as follows:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 90 overall with a minimum score of 22 in Reading & Listening and a minimum score of 21 in Writing & Speaking (Internet version); minimum score of 22 in Reading & Listening and a minimum score of 21 in Writing (paper version)  (The College of Graduate Studies accepts MyBest Scores). The TOEFL code for UBC’s Okanagan campus is: 0965;
  • IELTS: minimum overall band score of 6.5, with no individual score less than 6.0; or
  • MELAB: minimum overall score of 85, with a final score of 3 in the speaking test.

Master of Arts in Education Applicants (MA)

Applicants to the MA program must have a minimum overall average in the B+ range (76-79%) in third- and fourth-year courses, academic standing with at least 12 credits of third-or fourth-year courses in the A- grade range (80% or higher at UBC) in a four-year baccalaureate degree or its academic equivalent. Background training and previous experience must be sufficient to demonstrate ability or potential for advanced research in the chosen field.

The MA is designed for those students who, in addition to their interest in a thematic area of study, wish to develop their expertise as educational researchers.

Additionally, the Okanagan School of Education normally requires that applicants have at least two years of teaching experience. All applicants must submit a statement of intent (approx. 250-400 words) clearly outlining their areas of interest and focus for study with their applications.

In exceptional cases, applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above, but who have had significant formal training and relevant professional experience, may be granted admission on the recommendation of the Education Graduate Program Committee and approval of the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Specific minimum admission requirements for graduates of different countries may be found in the International Student Evaluation Manual.

Students who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents must apply for a study permit (student visa) to enter Canada. Applications can be made through any Canadian Consulate or High Commission.

Applicants from a university outside Canada at which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission.  Minimum acceptable English language proficiency tests are as follows:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 90 overall with a minimum score of 22 in Reading & Listening and a minimum score of 21 in Writing & Speaking (Internet version); minimum score of 22 in Reading & Listening and a minimum score of 21 in Writing (paper version)  (The College of Graduate Studies accepts MyBest Scores). The TOEFL code for UBC’s Okanagan campus is: 0965;
  • IELTS: minimum overall band score of 6.5, with no individual score less than 6.0; or
  • MELAB: minimum overall score of 85, with a final score of 3 in the speaking test.

MORE INFORMATION

Visit the UBC Okanagan Academic Calendar* for full admission and program requirements; the calendar is a comprehensive guide to all programs, courses, services and academic policies at the University of British Columbia.

* In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Required Grades and Credential Guide

Grades and degree credentials required by UBC vary by country. Search the Required Grades and Credential Guide—a guide to assist international students in estimating their eligibility.

International Advisors

An international student advisor can answer questions about immigration, medical insurance and the transition to UBC’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC. Visit the International Programs and Services website to meet the team.


Tuition & Funding

UBC Okanagan’s tuition and fees compare favourably with universities of the same high calibre.

Tuition

Tuition amounts presented here are estimates only and all fees are subject to change. For official tuition and fee information, visit the UBC Okanagan Academic Calendar, a comprehensive guide to all programs, courses, services and academic policies at the University of British Columbia.

Domestic

Program Schedule Domestic
(per instalment*)
Completion time** Estimated Total Domestic
MA Full-time 2,526.47 24 months 15,158.82
MA Part-time 1,518.78 36 months 13,669.02
MEd Full-time 2,526.47 24 months 15,158.82
MEd Part-time 1,518.78 36 months 13,669.02

International

Program Schedule International
(per instalment*)
Completion time** Estimated Total International
MA Full-time 3,355.40 24 months 20,132.40
MA Part-time 1,891.52 36 months 17,023.68
MEd Full-time 4,904.99 24 months 29,429.94
MEd Part-time 1,891.52 36 months 17,023.68

*Tuition is paid three times a year (three instalments); on the first day of each term: Winter Term 1 (September), Winter Term 2 (January), and Summer Term (May).

**When degree completion is not attained within the expected completion time, students are assessed for a “Continuing Fee” (i.e., after 24 months for full-time and 36 for part-time). The minimum number of instalments for full-time is three and for part-time is nine. Please see the academic calendar for details

In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct. 

Funding

Note: Limited funding is available on a highly competitive basis for full-time MA students only.

Graduate students are supported financially through a combination of internal and external funding sources, which might include: Scholarship and Fellowship Awards and Research Assistantships (RA).

It is best to speak with your potential supervisor about funding opportunities that are generally available to education graduate students.

Research Assistantships (RA) are employment opportunities for qualified students offered by faculty members with research grants and contracts. As a paid research assistant, graduate students assist their supervisor or other researchers in conducting high-level research, which often contributes to the student’s thesis or dissertation.

Graduate students are encouraged to explore potential research assistantships with their graduate supervisor. Note: RAs are not guaranteed because they follow the financial cycles of the supervisor’s external grants and contracts.

UBC Awards

  • Vicki Green Graduate Award: Endowed by Dr. Vicki Green, Professor Emeritus, this $2,100 award is offered to a graduate student studying issues in social, economic, ecological, environmental and/or political sustainability. See more about the Vicki Green Graduate Award.
  • The College of Graduate Studies administers merit-based graduate awards at the Okanagan campus. The College manages a number of award competitions each year and administers payment of all internal awards and selected external awards.

External Awards

  • Students should explore and apply for external awards and fellowships, including awards offered by Canada’s three research councils: CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC.
  • Graduate scholarships and awards may also be available from foundations, private companies or foreign governments (check with your country’s education authority).

How to Apply

Find a Supervisor (MA students)

Prospective MA students are required to find a supervisor before starting their application. Admission to the program requires the support of a faculty supervisor as well as satisfying program-specific criteria.

MEd applicants can indicate on their application a preference for a supervisor (optional). The review committee will take this under advisement, but it is not a guarantee.

Required Documents

A complete application package will contain:

Review the College of Graduate Studies “Prepare Your Application” page for further details.

Deadlines

Applying takes time. We recommend you start your application at least two months in advance of published deadlines. For full consideration, students must apply by the following dates:

Intake Apply Before
September January 31
January June 1
May October 1

Applying to Graduate School Webinar

The College of Graduate Studies recently released a webinar on the application process; including information on references, CV/resume, choosing a supervisor and English Language Proficiency Test Scores.

Help with Applying & Application Status

If you have questions about the admissions process or the status of your application, please contact the College of Graduate Studies at gradask.ok@ubc.ca or visit their Contact page for more ways to connect.

Program Information

If you have questions about our MA or MEd program, please contact Lindsay Cox, Graduate & Post-Baccalaureate Academic Programs Assistant, at lindsay.cox@ubc.ca

Graduate students discussing


Your Career Options

Positively impact your professional career and increase your career potential with a master’s degree.

  • Administration (e.g. director of studies for a private college or school)
  • Adult Education
  • Alumni Relations
  • After School Care Program Leadership
  • Autism behavioural support interventionist
  • Athletic coach
  • Child Life Specialist
  • College instructor
  • Corporate Trainer or Developer
  • Communications Liaison
  • Coordinator for non-profits
  • Curriculum Developer/Instruction Specialist
  • Early Childhood Education Program Leadership
  • Editorial services
  • Educational Consultant
  • Education Management
  • Education Materials sales
  • Educational Materials Writing
  • Educational Program Planning (e.g. for a city’s recreation department)
  • Education Therapist
  • Grant Writer
  • In-house company training
  • Instructional design for professional organizations (e.g. Real Estate Boards)
  • Learning consultancy
  • Educational Coordinator/Director at Museum, Art Gallery, etc.
  • Principal
  • Private tutoring
  • Professional development facilitation
  • School Administration (e.g., vice-principal, principal positions)
  • School of Career Counselor
  • Student Recruiter
  • Superintendent
  • Technical Writer
  • Tutor
  • University Student Support Services Administration (e.g., student housing office)
  • Elementary/Secondary Schools
  • International schools in Canada and abroad
  • School boards and trustees
  • Governmental departments and organizations
  • Community, social, and correctional services
  • Regional health authorities
  • Advertising, human resources, marketing, and research organizations

UBC’S Okanagan Campus

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. In the Education graduate program at UBC’s Okanagan campus, you gain all the benefits of attending a globally respected university while studying in a closely-knit learning community.

DYNAMIC CITY

UBC’s Okanagan campus borders the dynamic city of Kelowna, a hub of economic development with a population of about 150,000 people—the fourth fastest growing population in Canada. In fact, the Okanagan Valley is rated one of the best communities in Canada to grow your business.

More than 160 buses travel daily from campus to key locations such as Kelowna’s cultural district and thriving downtown waterfront. The campus is two minutes from the Kelowna International Airport, one of the top 10 busiest airports in Canada.

UBC Okanagan is situated within the unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, whose spirit of stewardship for the land is reflected in the university’s respect for sustainability.

NATURAL BEAUTY

A diverse natural region with sandy beaches, beautiful farms, vineyards and orchards, and snow-capped mountains, the Okanagan Valley features sweeping stretches of lakeside and endless mountain trails for biking and hiking.

Check out this 360-degree video: Kelowna From Above.*

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CAMPUS HOUSING

Full-time UBC Okanagan students can live in residence, which offers modern living with easy access to academic and personal support. Residences are surrounded by hiking and biking trails, plus panoramic views of the campus and valley.

OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING

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Join the club: Make friends with similar interests, compare notes, and organize and participate in academic and recreational events via the Okanagan School of Education’s Facebook community.

College of Graduate Studies: CoGS offers orientation events to support you in your first steps as a graduate student at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Stay active: Take advantage of the many opportunities to get involved and play—from workout space in the new Hangar Fitness and Wellness Centre and our 1,561 square-metre gymnasium, to athletic courts, intramurals, fitness classes and nationally ranked varsity athletics. Have a ball in Sports and Recreation.

Relax: The Graduate Collegium is a gathering place where grad students can hang out, eat lunch, spend time with their fellow students, and attend or host special events. The lounge-style room is open seven days a week and is outfitted with comfortable furniture, kitchen facilities, and individual and group-work spaces.

Community: The Aboriginal Centre is a home away from home for all Aboriginal students by providing a sense of belonging and community, a place to catch up, wind down, make lunch, share opportunities and celebrate success.

College of Graduate Studies: Your hub for administrative support and such things as graduate workshops for professional development and for assisting you from the admissions process through to your graduation

Centre for Scholarly Communication (CSC): Supports graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, staff and faculty in disseminating their research. The CSC provides one-on-one consultations and workshops, including writing support for theses, dissertations, journal articles and grant proposals.

Centre for Teaching and Learning: Provides support related to teaching, TA training and use of technology in educational programming.

Learn more about graduate student resources and support in the Okanagan School of Education.

Map out your future and prepare to hit the ground running with resources and services provided by the Advising & Involvement Centre.

Tell your story with resumé and cover-letter strategies, and search Work Study jobs for experience relevant to your degree and career goals. You can also book an appointment to meet one-on-one with our career advisor.

alumni UBC is a member-driven association that offers a variety of lifetime programming and communications to enrich the lives of UBC graduates.

The ‘Your Next Step’ program offers webinars, speaker series and professional development sessions. It is designed to provide advice, tips and resources in areas of career development to graduates for life after university.

Realize the promise of a global community with shared ambition for a better world and an exceptional UBC.