BIRS Events

Kelowna, Okanagan BC

This summer, UBCO is hosting workshops for the Banff International Research Station (BIRS).


Research workshops will be held in a variety of areas in mathematics, computer science, statistics and theoretical physics from mid-May through mid-August.


BIRS UBC Okanagan Schedule of EVENTS


For answers to some of the most common inquiries, the links below may be of some use, though they apply primarily to the site at the Banff Centre.

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.

Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery


  • UBC Okanagan Campus Arial View

    UBC Okanagan is nestled in the hills of Kelowna, British Columbia.

  • Downtown Kelowna

    Explore Kelowna — the largest city in the Okanagan Valley.

  • UBC Okanagan exploring Kelowna Hills

    UBC Okanagan welcomes students and faculty from around the world.

  • Experience many lush vineyards and a network of rivers and lakes.


ACCOMMODATIONS for BIRS Workshops are in the Nechako Residence of UBC Okanagan

There are also options for those who prefer off-campus accommodations

Close to the UBC Okanagan Campus

Downtown Kelowna has many fine hotels, including


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 for the most updated information re: COVID-19 and travel.

Getting Here & Parking

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