Summer Institute in Education

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

SIE courses provide the unique opportunity of connecting certified teachers, graduate students and teacher candidates in classes together. Courses are offered in a multitude of formats (indoors, outdoors, online and face to face) and are relevant to current trends and needs in education. For educators, courses in the SIE program can be used towards certificates, diplomas, graduate programs, professional development and upgrading requirements.

All SIE courses are 3 credits.

In 2021, SIE included courses such as Elementary Physical and Health Education: Supporting Physical Activity and Physical Literacy, Living First Peoples Principles in an Okanagan Context, Introduction to American Sign Language and Developing a Mathematical Growth Mindset Through Number Sense. Majority of the courses were offered online, and two were offered as one-week intensives.

Courses for SIE 2022 will be posted in March 2022.

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.

All courses are subject to change and minimum enrolment. 

WELCOME TO 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 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 you.ubc.ca.
  • 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.