Summer Institute in Education

Advance your career this summer with an intensive course at UBC's beautiful Okanagan campus.

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The Okanagan School of Education offers excellent summer learning opportunities for students and professionals.

With intensive courses offered at both the graduate and undergraduate-levels, you’re invited to join us in the beautiful Okanagan to learn in interactive and experiential courses and network in social gatherings.

Courses for 2020 are still in the planning stage and will be posted in February. Courses will be three weeks in length and run from Monday to Thursday (with the exception of the week of August  3).

All courses are subject to minimum enrolment. We advise that participants do not finalize any travel arrangements until notified that this course is confirmed.


Interested in teaching at a future Summer Institute? Sign up for our Summer Institute Instructor email to be notified when we start accepting instructor applications for our 2021 Summer Insitute courses.

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. At UBC’s Okanagan campus, you gain all the benefits of attending a globally respected university while studying in a closely-knit learning community.

UBC Okanagan campus accommodations during sunrise

UBC Okanagan is situated near the northern border of 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 a 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 First Nations territory of the Okanagan Nation, whose spirit of stewardship for the land is reflected in the university’s respect for sustainability

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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Summer Institute students and families are invited to live in residence, which offers modern living with easy access to campus and community resources. Residences are surrounded by hiking and biking trails, plus panoramic views of the campus and valley.

The Accommodations website includes helpful information about staying on campus.

Children and Youth Summer Camps

Register for a summer camp or explore summer-time learning opportunities on campus for youth (grades 1-12). Get involved with UBC Okanagan this summer with a Heats Sports Camp, Indigenous ProgramEngineering Camp or STEM Learning Lab Camp.