Students file into UBCO classrooms

More than 2,250 new undergraduate students are among the 8,400 students beginning classes in Kelowna

More than 2,250 new undergraduate students are among the 8,400 students beginning classes at the University of B.C.’s Okanagan campus.

A total of 1,375 students from B.C. make up 61 per cent of all new undergraduates and 1,900 new students are from communities across Canada.

International student enrolment tops 1,000 for the first time — with 213 international graduate students and 875 international undergraduate students.

“We are welcoming more than 2,250 new students and well over 6,000 returning students from across Canada and around the world to our remarkable learning community,” said Deborah Buszard, UBC’s campus principal.

“When our campus opened 10 years ago, our entire enrolment was about 3,500 students. We have grown dramatically in our first decade and continue to attract high-quality students from throughout the Interior, across the province and Canada, and from 91 other countries, who wish to earn a UBC degree in the Okanagan.”

Students are enrolled in six faculties and two schools offering 53 undergraduate (bachelor’s degree) and 14 graduate (master’s and doctoral degree) programs.

Over the past week, more than 1,600 students moved into residences on the Okanagan campus.

 

Vernon Morning Star