Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

UBC Okanagan students selected for Reading Week Experience in India

UBC Okanagan students selected for Reading Week Experience in India

Four UBC Okanagan students will soon travel more than 10,000 kilometres for a reading week experience they won’t soon forget. Allison Brown, Sarah Charron, Haley Seven Deers and Nicole Tomasic will join 11 UBC Vancouver students alongside Dr. Anne Murphy for the UBC-Punjabi University Patiala Joint Undergraduate Research Forum – a study abroad program organized […]

Chemistry professor wins top prize for contributions to chemistry education

Chemistry professor wins top prize for contributions to chemistry education

Associate professor of chemistry, Stephen McNeil, has been awarded the Chemical Institute of Canada Award for Chemistry Education. Presented to one person, annually, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to education at the post-secondary level in the field of chemistry or chemical engineering. McNeil was selected for his work in leading a reform of the content […]

New Bachelor of Sustainability Degree Proposed

Students – send us your feedback A new degree program is being considered for UBC’s Okanagan campus. The proposed Bachelor of Sustainability would encompass the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, providing an interdisciplinary approach to one of the biggest challenges facing our world today. Some of the features of the envisioned program are: a […]

Expert Q&A: First comes Tinder, then comes marriage

The way many people discover romance is undergoing a radical shift. Where once we may have met our romantic partners in the checkout line at the grocery store, the norm has shifted to connecting online first. How did this happen and what does it mean for the future of romance?

Think big—at least when it comes to global conservation

According to a group of international researchers, the potential contributions large countries have to protect the environment are being overlooked.

UBC brings Wired editor Nicholas Thompson to Kelowna

Almost daily, there is news of advances in science and technology and how these changes will impact our lives. How secure is our data? How much will artificial intelligence influence our everyday lives or our work as we know it? Keeping on top of these improvements may seem impossible, but Nicholas Thompson—the editor-in-chief of Wired—has his finger on the pulse.

UBC Okanagan hosts conversation on complexity of migration

In our increasingly interconnected world, people around the globe choose to move for many different reasons. Some do so in order to escape poverty, war or persecutions. Others seek new opportunities through jobs, study, family reunion or improve their quality of life. 

UBC study links specific chromosome to radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis

A UBC Okanagan researcher has determined that genes on a specific chromosome may be the answer as to why thoracic radiotherapy leads to a lung injury in some lung cancer patients.