Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

Pikas in peril

UBC researchers have determined that the American pika, long cast as a sentinel mammal for the impacts of climate change, maybe in more trouble than once thought.

Newly minted PhD graduate keeps her ties to UBC Okanagan

Julianne Barry is one of those rare breeds of university students. She has spent her entire post-secondary academic career—from those first, nervous fresh-faced days to becoming an accomplished researcher and post-doctoral fellow—at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Double degrees add up to top Pushor Mitchell recognition

Things have been adding up for Dana Klamut since she began her academic career at UBC's Okanagan campus five years ago.

DNA analysis of near-extinct tortoises leads to gold medal win

A UBC student’s research examining the DNA of endangered Galapagos tortoises has led to the highest accomplishment a university student can win.

From Australia, Asia (and a few spots in-between) to academia

Ashley Kerik has always had itchy feet. Since graduating from high school, she approached the world as one big laboratory, where new discoveries were just around the bend.

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, […]

Psychedelic drug use associated with better emotion regulation and reduced partner violence in men

In a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, researchers from UBC’s Okanagan campus have discovered that men who have used psychedelic drugs in the past have a lower likelihood of engaging in violence against their intimate partners.

Mountains matter

Mountains are bellwethers of climate shifts according to new reporting led by UBC researchers, who suggest these terrains are experiencing a variety of rapid and worrying changes.