History

Unit 6

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 […]

Returning scholar to speak about Victorian Jesus

Ian Hesketh, an expert on the relationship between history, science and religion will discuss his research that examines the politics of publishing a sensational anonymous account of Christ’s life on November 28.

UBC round-table debates: how should societies deal with traumatic history?

When societies experience significant historic trauma, in the form of mass repression or violence, how do they deal with its legacy?

UBC event explores challenges faced by professional female immigrants

Despite being trained professionals in fields including engineering, law, medicine and education, Pakistani women who have immigrated to Toronto experience high levels of unemployment and poverty.

Associate Professor of Sociology Awarded Community Service Award

Associate Professor of Sociology Awarded Community Service Award

Associate professor of sociology, Mary Ann Murphy, has been awarded the Faculty Community Service Award by Alumni UBC. The awards recognize members of the UBC community who, through their extraordinary endeavours, have taken the lead on important issues to create positive social change. Dr. Murphy was chosen for the award as a result of her advocacy […]

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, […]

Three UBC Okanagan students capture Killam Doctoral scholarships

A trio of UBC Okanagan researchers have each been awarded the UBC Killam Doctoral Scholarship, marking the first time in three years any nominee from UBC’s Okanagan campus has captured the most prestigious award available to graduate students.

Museum exhibit highlights contributions of early immigrants

A new display at the Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum emphasizes the perseverance of early Chinese and Japanese immigrants, despite the discrimination they faced.