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UBC Okanagan Global | May 10, 2022

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Message from the Provost

Dear colleagues,


As we conclude a busy winter term at UBC Okanagan, I am pleased to share a new iteration of the Provost Office newsletter, Academic Update. We will be issuing this newsletter quarterly on the Provost’s website to keep you apprised of the many academic initiatives happening on our campus.


I encourage you to learn more about exciting academic initiatives and upcoming events in the May 2022 Academic Update.


A few key highlights from this issue include:


Academic excellence


We are featuring a new section on the Provost Office website that highlights outstanding innovations in teaching and learning taking place across all Faculties at UBC Okanagan.


Community connection


Get to know the faces of UBC Okanagan through our newsletter spotlights and meet new faculty joining UBC Okanagan on our community connection page.


Upcoming events


On May 18, we are hosting the 2022 Teaching Excellence and Innovation Awards—a time to come together and celebrate the success of our most recent awards recipients, as well as the outstanding community of teaching excellence on our campus. Advance registration is required.


On May 24, in collaboration with the Wine Research Centre and the Consul General of France in Vancouver, we are hosting a panel discussion on the impact of climate change on wine regions in Canada and France. Registration is required.




We have several exciting initiatives and updates to share, including:


  • UBC Okanagan’s response to the Quality Assurance Process Audit review;
  • the strategic review of UBC Okanagan health programming and activities report;
  • new and returning micro-credentials are open for registration and Continuing and Professional Education has launched a new website;
  • faculty perceptions of student engagement survey results; and
  • a new centralized invigilation services pilot program.

I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all for the warm welcome into the Provost and Vice-President, Academic pro tem role and, a special thanks to the Provost Office team for their support over the past few months.




Rehan Sadiq
Provost and Vice-President, Academic pro tem
UBC Okanagan

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