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UBCO Life is a newsletter delivered twice per month to continuing undergraduate students, featuring academic and social events, upcoming deadlines, university news, and other issues relevant to student life and success at UBC Okanagan.

Dec. 15, 2021

In this issue:

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Upcoming dates and deadlines

  • Exams finish: Wednesday, December 22
  • Winter Term 2 starts: Monday, January 10

More important dates and deadlines


Winter Break programming

Are you planning on staying in Kelowna during the Winter Break? Several different offices at UBCO have worked to create a calendar of campus and community events that will be happening from December 20 to January 8. These events are intended for all students and are meant to continue to create community on and off campus. Events for Winter Break include ice skating, movie night, learning how to crochet a scarf, volunteering, and more!

Learn more


Food for fitness December

Now until December 23, bring a non-perishable food item in exchange for drop-in admission to the Hangar Fitness Centre, Group Fitness Class or the Gymnasium.

Check in at the Customer Service Desk in the Gymnasium to make your donation. All proceeds will be donated to the Pantry on campus.

Learn more


Local gifts for everyone on your list

Still need to finish up your holiday shopping? Check out our gift guide curated by a UBCO student to get some inspiration! 

Local shops and artisans often have unique products and it's extra special to support a business in your own community. Whether you’re looking for gifts for your friends, family members, or other special people in your life, you can find a bunch of great gifts in the Okanagan. 

Shop local



How to make the most of your Canadian winter

Canadian winters can be a defining experience of your university degree at UBCO! A UBCO student put together a list of must-do activities to make the most of this chilly season. If you want to fully experience the wonder that is the Canadian winter, add one of these activities from our latest blog post to your winter bucket list!

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Become a Sexual Assault Awareness Month partner and apply to host your own SAAM event

January is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). For more than ten years at UBC, SAAM has been a time to raise awareness and encourage people to take action to prevent sexualized violence. The theme of SAAM 2022 is "Reclaiming Rage, Nurturing Love".

The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO) would like to invite your participation in SAAM 2022. They will be providing up to $250 to support your initiatives during SAAM, meaning you can create your own event and SVPRO will fund it! Applications from student clubs and groups are highly encouraged.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to SVPRO staff Johannah Black at if you have any questions or if you would like help filling out the funding application. 

Apply for funds and find out more


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Add your name to the Term 2 parking permit waitlist

Waitlist placement for Winter Term 2 parking permits for residence students will open on December 15, 2021 at 9 am. Place your name on up to four waitlists at one time (H, W, B and J in that order) to increase your chances of obtaining a permit. Permit sales will commence on January 5, 2022 at 9 am.

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