What We Do
- Provide oversight for graduate programs and collaborate with academic and administrative units to maintain high-calibre master’s and doctoral programs.
- Provide services around applications and admissions and we also advocate on behalf of students and graduate programs within the broader academic community.
- Seek to ensure an efficient, transparent, and responsive administration of graduate programs and awards – and to uphold the standards of the globally recognized UBC degree.
- Offer a wide range of academic, professional and wellness workshops and events— Jointly with campus and industry partners—to enrich of the experience of graduate students at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
Message from the Dean
The College of Graduate Studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus supports a community of 1,000 graduate students from around the globe. We work with our graduate students to help them navigate various graduate experience pathways. We also advocate for and facilitate opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to enhance their personal, professional, and academic excellence.
Our talented and motivated students, alongside faculty members who are leaders in their field, drive our research and support the quality of our graduate programs. UBC consistently ranks among the top 40 universities in the world. Our graduate students are involved in exciting research projects supported by $20 million in annual research funding.
A sense of community also plays an important part in defining our campus. UBC Okanagan celebrates its people and their diversity. We value high moral standards, ethical behaviour, and professional conduct. Our campus is a supportive and creative space where students and faculty are empowered to thrive and drive positive change in our world. Our campus is a vital part of a research-intensive institution that provides a training-ground for domestic and international students to cultivate ideas, and shape the future of society, industry and education.
As a student pursuing graduate studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus, you will join a supportive community of scholars where you can grow your skills and ideas into meaningful contributions that help to create a civil and sustainable society.
Dwayne Tannant, Dean pro tem, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
College of Graduate Studies
EME 2121 – 1137 Alumni Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Our office will be closed for the holidays from Tuesday, December 25 – Tuesday, January 1 inclusive. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 2.
Graduate Student Support Assistant
email: Damien Bell
email: Laura Bissell
Assistant to the Deans
email: Marissa Brown
Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies
email: Thomas Heilke
Program and Office Assistant
email: Sara McDonald
Associate Director, Admissions and Records
email: Alicia Meehan
Director, College of Graduate Studies
email: Deanna Roberts
Data Analyst and Awards Officer
Dean pro tem, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
email: Dwayne Tannant
Manager, Communications and Engagement
email: Pieter Uni