Saturday November 19, 2022

10am – 2pm

UBC Okanagan Campus – Kelowna, BC

Explore all UBC Engineering has to offer through presentations, in-person booths, and tours.

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Schedule is below. Registration is open for Lab Tours & Campus Tours. Pre-registration is recommended as tours fill up quickly. Day-of registration spots will be limited.

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Descriptions of Presentations, Tours, Fair


UBC Engineering 101


Learn all about the Engineering Program offered at the UBC Okanagan Campus and hear current students share their experiences and advice.

Engineering Admissions


Everything you need to know to apply to UBC Okanagan for prospective high school & post-secondary transfer students.

Lab Tours

Labs are registration based and then first come first serve. Each lab offers 3 times to tour. Maximum 2 lab tours per person.


IOL – Integrated Optics Laboratory (Electrical Engineering): In this lab students will work with lasers and optics. They harness the high speed capabilities of light to bring about new technologies for communication.

CPLF – Cyber-physical Learning Factory (Manufacturing Engineering): In this lab there is a small scale factory that mimics a cell phone assembly process. Students in our Manufacturing Engineering program use this factory to learn about and design automated systems. The factory contains state-of-the-art sensors and controller technology to prepare students to work in industries such as advanced manufacturing, food & beverage, automobile, and many others!

HVPL – Heart Valve Performance Laboratory (Mechanical Engineering): At the Heart Valve Performance Laboratory (HVPL) our focus is developing the next generation of heart valves. Heart valve research includes mechanical, soft robotic and catheter-based designs. Our research doesn’t end there though, as we have research being conducted into the development of the future of orthotics, wearable devices to reduce tremors in Parkinson’s patients, modeling atherosclerosis to achieve a better understanding, integration of heating devices into hydrogel materials, and much more! Our goal is to apply our engineering skills towards real world biomedical problems to make a better future for everyone.

CMSL – Construction Materials and Structures Lab (Civil Engineering): In the CMSL we develop new sustainable and more efficient construction materials and test the performance of large-scale structural components (e.g. columns).


Makerspace Lab Tour

12:00-2:00pm – Self guided drop-in tour

Makerspace UBCO is a place to encourage design thinking, prototyping, and testing and will serve as a hub for innovation, cross-discipline and cross-sectoral collaboration and entrepreneurship for members of the UBC Okanagan campus. Learn about our 3D Printers, 3D Scanners, 3D Pens, CNC Carvers, Robotics equipment & more!


Campus Tours

12:00-1:00pm, 12:30-1:30pm, 1:00-2:00pm

One hour guided walking tour of the UBC Okanagan campus which will be guided by friendly and knowledgeable student ambassadors. You will have a chance to visit a residence, library, and some recreational and social facilities. You can also learn more about all of the on-campus services available to students. 


Program Fair


Visit all our academic departments and program and talk to faculty/staff and current students who would love to share their experiences. Booths at the Program Fair include:
-Academic Advising
-Professional Development
-Indigenous Programs & Services
-Learning Hub
-Civil Engineering
-Electrical Engineering
-Manufacturing Engineering
-Mechanical Engineering


Club Fair


The School of Engineering has a variety of student clubs and groups. Engineering design teams and clubs are a great way to meet people and further your knowledge. Clubs you may see featured are:

-Aerospace Club
-Innovate, Design, Sustain
-Concrete Tobaggan
-Engineering Society
-Alpha Omega Epsilon

virtual open house videoS

In case you missed any of our presentations at the UBC Engineering Open House – Online from October 13-15, want to review the information again or share with friends and family that couldn’t make it, you can find all recordings on our youtube playlist or check out





virtual Campus Tours

UBC Okanagan offers two different options to virtually tour our campus!

  • Sign up for a live virtual campus tour hosted on Zoom by UBC Student Ambassadors.

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Any questions, please contact Tamara Weninger