As a place of great promise and opportunity for Aboriginal communities and students, UBC’s Okanagan campus is committed to building a strong and vibrant partnership with the Okanagan Nation.
In 2005 leaders of the Okanagan Nation, a collective representation of seven bands in the Okanagan Similkameen, warmly welcomed the University of British Columbia to their traditional territory. The traditions, cultures and history of the Okanagan Nation will forever have an honoured place at UBC’s Okanagan campus. As an expression of that respect, the University is establishing a distinctive new facility that will showcase the customs of the Aboriginal community. Located at the gateway to the UBC campus, the Okanagan Centre will be a place of welcoming for all cultures. Featuring a 200 seat main gathering hall, the entire structure will be designed to promote a variety of learning and social activities that draw different cultures together. It will also become the meeting place for the UBC Board of Governors and the UBC Okanagan Senate.
Okanagan Centre – Artist’s Rendering