Community, Culture and Global Studies

Unit 1

Above and beyond

IKBSAS faculty members recognized for teaching excellence, including first Killam award for the Okanagan campus Convocation is a time to celebrate the achievements and hard work of UBC students, but on June 7, 2018, a man who helped get many of them across the stage will also be honoured. In early May, Dr. Stephen McNeil, […]

Mastering Data Science

New 10-month program to provide training in one of Canada’s fastest growing career fields A recent CBC article proclaimed data is now the world’s most valuable commodity, going so far as calling it as “the new oil.” That seems to confirm recent trends that show data scientists are in high demand and enjoy some of […]

David Geary

Making a World Heritage Site

"Pathbreaking” new book by UBC Okanagan faculty member explores Bodh Gaya The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, India – the place of Buddha’s enlightenment – was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2002. From a small agricultural town to a growing global destination, Bodh Gaya has been attracting hundreds of thousands of Buddhist pilgrims […]

Class in session under the Tuscan sun

Class in session under the Tuscan sun

Barber school group learns valuable lessons in trip abroad Want to travel to Tuscany, Italy, and earn course credits towards your degree in the process? That might sound too good to be true, but last month it was the reality for two students from UBC’s Okanagan campus. Theresa Loewen and Luke Crevier, both graduate students […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Blair Spearman

Flags at UBC Okanagan will be lowered on Friday, October 6, 2017, in memory of Dr. Blair Spearman, Professor of Mathematics in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, who passed away on October 1, 2017. Dr. Spearman earned a PhD in mathematics from Pennsylvania State University in 1981. After working for the […]

Recognizing the importance of philosophy today

Recognizing the importance of philosophy today

UBC professor acknowledged for his contribution to Greek philosophy More than 2,400 years after Socrates’ death, the question of why he was executed still intrigues people. For proof, look no further than the play written by UBC professor, Andrew Irvine, called Socrates on Trial, which explores this very question. Since its first production in 2007, […]

Racism, Sexuality and Citizenship: UBC researcher examines the experiences of African immigrants to Canada from new angles

Racism, Sexuality and Citizenship: UBC researcher examines the experiences of African immigrants to Canada from new angles

What is it like to be an immigrant to Canada? What if you also happen to be a visible minority, and belong to the LGBTQ community? “Difficult” is probably the easiest answer, but Sue Frohlick, professor of anthropology and women and gender studies at UBC Okanagan, has been looking for more in-depth answers. In the […]