The Phoenix is the Okanagan’s student newspaper since 1989. We were founded in the wake of other Kelowna student papers like the Goliard when the institution was initially called Okanagan College, then flew through the Okanagan University College years, and ultimately saw the transition of the North OUC campus to UBC Okanagan. We are a bi-monthly publication and distribute to our UBCO campus, the OC campus, and other locations in Kelowna.
We are glad to accept article submissions, letters to the editor, comics, illustrations, comments, and suggestions. Feel free to drop by our office, UNC 132B, at the end of the hall in the University Centre past the mens washroom.
Want to write for us? Want to work on interviewing/writing/editing and other journalism related skills? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org about becoming an intern.
Our mailing address is:
The Phoenix Newspaper
UBC Okanagan, UNC 132B
3333 University Way
Canada V1V 1V7
Phone: (250) 807-9296
The Phoenix is the official students’ free press of the University of British Columbia Okanagan and Okanagan College, and maintains editorial independence from both institutions and their student governments.
The editorial staff encourages everyone to submit material to the Phoenix but reserves the right to withdraw submissions from publication for any reason. “Any reason” could be material deemed to be sexist, racist, homophobic, or of poor taste or quality. The Phoenix will not publish materials which condone, promote, or express actions which are illegal under current laws. This does not include articles which provide an in-depth examination of both sides of a controversial subject.
We welcome letters: Letters should be typed, doubles-paced, under 300 words, and either left with or mailed to the Phoenix office. Your name and phone number must be included. Anonymity may be granted at the discretion of the editorial staff of the Phoenix.
Electronic Submissions: Submissions on disk should include a hard copy. We ask that you save contributions on disk in “Text Only” or “RTF” formats, or attach documents to an email.
The Phoenix is published, in part by The University of British Columbia Students’ Union Okanagan (UBCSUO) and is an active member of the Canadian University Press.