Get Involved

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Living on campus means there’s always something to do, opportunities to make friends, and ways to give back to the community that will help you build valuable skills for your future. Residence Life staff are among the best-connected people at the university. They’re committed to enhancing the student experience for all residents.

Residence Advisors spend countless hours organizing orientation programs, volunteer opportunities, and fun events like recreational sports, movies, and field trips. They also lend an ear when needed and help address community issues. Residence Life staff recruitment takes place each winter.

Residence Life Managers are professional staff who also live in residence. They help supervise staff, manage student behaviour, and have extensive knowledge of campus resources. RLMs are responsible for ensuring each resident has the opportunity to enjoy a positive living experience.

Interested in making a difference in your community? Consider joining the UBC Okanagan Emergency First Response Team.

Meet your Residence Life Manager

Similkameen Place | Valhalla | Cassiar

“My name is Ivan. Living in residence is a very unique opportunity. Use this time to meet new people and learn from each other. Getting involved will help you adapt to your new environment and you’ll have fun doing it. If you see me around, please say hi!”

Ivan Ho, Residence Life Manager
Email | Tel: 250.807.8610

Kalamalka | Nicola | Purcell

Dan Smith, Residence Life Manager“Hi, I’m Dan. I hope you take the opportunity to get involved in residence activities and explore learning and leadership opportunities that are available to you. If there’s anything you need, come see me in my office at Nicola Residence.”

Dan Smith, Residence Life Manager
Email | Tel: 250.807.9802

Lower/Upper Cascades | Monashee Place

RLM_Sam_Larsen_150x150“My name is Sam. And year after year I hear from students that getting involved helped them make lifelong friendships and build tangible skills for their careers. I hope you’ll also explore these benefits. Feel free to drop by my Nicola office if there is anything you need!”

Sam Larsen, Residence Life Manager
Email | Tel: 250.807.9915