Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, living on campus means thereâ€™s always something to do. Residence life staff create safe and engaging opportunities to get to know the City of Kelowna and the UBC Okanagan campus. Living in residence provides the opportunity to make new friends, virtually and in person. The academic residence community provides opportunities to learn outside the classroom and helps students build valuable skills for the future.
Residence Life staff are among the best-connected people at the university. Theyâ€™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.Â Residence Life staff recruitmentÂ 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.
â€śLiving in residence is a tremendous opportunity to be part of a vibrant learning community. The people you meet in residence will be a defining part of your student experience. We encourage you to get involved and to take advantage of the programs and resources available to support your personal and professional development.â€ťâ€” Steve Brodrick, Associate Director, Residence Life
Meet your Residence Life Managers
Residence Life Managers are professional staff who oversee the safety and well-being of our campus residence community. They manage the Residence Advisors who live in your community and work to support the entire Student Housing operation to ensure your time living with us is enjoyable, safe, and welcoming.
If you need anything at all please do not hesitate to reach out to them with their individual contact information below or by emailing the general Residence Life inbox.Â
Skeena | Purcell | Valhalla | Cassiar
â€śHi, Iâ€™m Katrina. Welcome to residence at UBCO! Thereâ€™s nothing like having your closest friends as neighbours. Enjoy your time in our residence community, and see if thereâ€™s anything youâ€™d like to get involved with while youâ€™re here. The best way to enhance your university career is by finding something youâ€™re passionate about on campus and taking part in a club, group, or on-campus job. My office is in the Nicola Housing Office, feel free to stop by if you need anything. If you see me around campus, please say hi!â€ť
Katrina Stefopulos, Residence Life Manager
Email | Tel: 250.807.8610
“Hello! My name is Sam. I am very passionate about making sure you have the best experience in residence – whether it’s your first year in Student Housing or your fifth. If there is anything we can do to make your time here feel more like home, please let us know. Year after year I hear from students that getting involved helped them make lifelong friendships and find community on our campus – I hope you’ll also explore these benefits while living with us. Feel free to drop by my office if there is anything you need!”
Sam Larsen, Residence Life Manager
Email | Tel: 250.807.9915
“Hello! I am Karman. Back in University, I spent 4 years living on campus, and you’ve made a wonderful decision to call campus home. Here you will meet people from diverse backgrounds, develop a deeper intercultural understanding, develop life-long friendships and graduate with the memories you made as a resident. I’m excited to be a part of your residence experience. If you have questions, concerns or feedback, I am here for you. Feel free to give me a call, stop by my office (in Nechako) or shoot me an email if thatâ€™s more your thing! Welcome home!”
Karman Jeji, Residence Life Manager
Email | Tel: 250.807.8050