Summer Institute in Education

Advance your career with an intensive summer course.

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

In 2020, our Summer Institute in Education was held online four days a week over a three-week period. Courses were held in the morning or afternoon (approximately three hours). Course selection included topics such as Integrating First Peoples’ Principles of Learning with Teaching Practice, Developing a Mathematical Growth Mindset, Social Justice Leadership and Technology in the Classroom.

Courses for 2021 Summer Institute will be posted by the beginning of March 2021.

All courses are subject to minimum enrolment. 

If you would like to provide feedback about our summer course offerings, including suggestions for what you would like to see in the future, please fill out our anonymous survey.

Applicants interested in being notified of future SIE instruction opportunities are encouraged to subscribe to our SIE instructor proposal list.


The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. At the Okanagan School of Education, you gain all the benefits of attending a globally respected university while studying in a close-knit learning community.

  • Get a glimpse into life on UBC’s Okanagan campus at
  • Take a virtual tour of our state-of-the-art labs, modern facilities, campus residences.
  • Tour the campus, city and lake with this interactive 360-degree Kelowna From Above* video.
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UBC Okanagan offers modern residence living surrounded by hiking and biking trails. The campus offers a variety of room types in student residences for individuals, couples, families and groups at a reasonable price.

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UBC’s Okanagan campus borders the dynamic city of Kelowna, a hub of economic development with a population of more than 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.

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.

Explore the Okanagan lifestyle.