Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

New study suggests psychedelic drugs may reduce criminal behaviour

Newly published research suggests that common psychedelic drugs—such as magic mushrooms, LSD and mescaline—may reduce criminal offences.

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 […]

UBC and TRU team up to explore useful bio-products found in cannabis

Researchers at UBC Okanagan and Thompson Rivers University have teamed up with an industry partner to investigate the many useful products that can be made from cannabis.

From head of the class to head of the boardroom, do grades really matter?

As grade-schoolers concentrate on the three Rs, many university students are already planning their future careers. Many believe top grades are the key to landing successful jobs, but does this always hold true?