Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

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 […]

New research suggests compost and wood-mill waste an organic alternative to fumigation

Material currently thought of as garbage may be the answer to preventing root disease in cherry orchards without the use of fumigation, according to new research from UBC Okanagan.

5 Questions with Bowen Hui on the UBCO Coding Connections Event and Why It’s Important

5 Questions with Bowen Hui on the UBCO Coding Connections Event and Why It’s Important

Bowen Hui, instructor in computer science at the University of British Columbia- Okanagan, thinks young people should learn to code earlier in life. That’s why for the last two years, Bowen has worked with local school districts to offer a one-day coding camp for high-school students. Now that the second annual camp has wrapped up, […]

Imaging Winter School

Imaging Winter School

Dr. Thor Bjarnason chaired the organizing committee for the eighth Canadian Organization of Medical Physicist’s Winter School, which took place last winter, February 2-5, 2017, in Montebello, Quebec. Attendees came from across Canada and the world, including medical physicists, radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, administrators, technologists, and government representatives and regulators. Topics included radiation safety for staff […]

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.

Ancient fungi could help Canada's future northern forests

As Canada’s vast boreal and tundra ecosystems experience dramatic warming due to climate change, trees are rapidly spreading north.

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.