Several BIRS events will be hosted on the UBC campus in Kelowna, primarily in the summer months, starting in 2021. Ten research workshops in a variety of areas in mathematics, computer science, statistics and theoretical physics are being scheduled into the period from May through August.
More information will be posted in the coming weeks.
Workshops are invite-only events for the global scientific community. If you are interested in attending but have not yet been invited, please refer to the below guidelines.
Please email the BIRS Program Coordinator, who will then submit your request to the organizers of the workshop you are interested in attending.
Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
Please email the BIRS Program Coordinator with a brief letter of recommendation from your supervisor. We will then submit your request to the organizers of the workshop you are interested in attending.
Note that invited participants can request a new invitation to a workshop. If you are unable to find your invitation, please visit www.birs.ca/ubco-rsvp.
UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning. The campus was founded in 2005 in partnership with local Indigenous peoples, the Syilx Okanagan Nation, in whose territory the campus resides.
It’s also home to hundreds of hiking trails, a thriving arts and cultural district, over 120 wineries, authentic farm-to-table dining, several championship golf courses, and a booming tech scene.
As part of UBC—ranked among the world’s top 20 public universities the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community. Since its inception, UBCO has experienced tremendous growth, including an increase in research funding of 366 percent.
On-Campus Accommodations will resume in Summer 2022
Fall 2021 BIRS attendees will be staying in accommodations within walking distance or a short, complimentary shuttle ride to the UBC Okanagan Campus. More details coming soon!
With over 50 meeting rooms from lecture theatres to boardrooms, various catering spaces and over 500 sleeping rooms resuming in Summer 2022 all set in a beautiful campus environment, UBCO is a conference destination on its own!
UBC’s Okanagan campus is on Hwy 97, 20 minutes north of downtown Kelowna and across from the Kelowna International Airport.
NOTE: Fall 2021 BIRS attendees will be transported to/from the airport to the local hotel free of charge via the hotel shuttle.
Please consult www.bctransit.com for the most updated information re: COVID-19 and travel.
For answers to the most common inquiries, please see the below links for frequently asked questions.
Please note that while BIRS provides logistical support for the activities at UBCO, BIRS is not responsible for any aspect of its local operations. Participants assume responsibility for their own travel and well-being as is customary for conferences of this nature.