Families feeling the middle-income squeeze

Worldwide economic downturn, recession, and financial crisis are all terms most Canadians have become used to hearing in the past couple of years. Whether experiencing or recovering from the current global financial situation, one thing is certain – families are feeling the impact. Shelley Pacholok, assistant professor of sociology with the Barber School of Arts […]

Where will your Undergraduate Research Award take you?

The January 31 deadline to apply for an Undergraduate Research Award (URA) is fast approaching. Through the Irving K. Barber Endowment Fund, the award allows undergraduate students at UBC Okanagan campus to investigate and conduct experiments of their own conception and design. “Typically self-directed research is carried out by graduate students or faculty members,” says […]

UBC Okanagan Student Recognized for Water Governance Research in South Asia

The Centre for India and South Asia Research has awarded the Nehru Humanitarian Award to UBC Okanagan doctoral student M. Anwar Hossen, for his research into water policy and governance in rural Bangladesh. This award is given annually to the student with the most promising research on a topic related to South Asia. “This award […]

Drs. Dods and De Burgos thank Irving K. Barber for his support

Irving Dr. Roberta Robin Dods, Associate Professor Anthropology, Irving K. Barber and Dr. Hugo De Burgos, Assistant Professor, Anthropology.

Irving K. Barber congratulated Dr. Roberta Robin Dods, Associate Professor Anthropology, and Dr. Hugo De Burgos, Assistant Professor Anthropology, for their receipt of Public Anthropology Eleanor Roosevelt Global Citizenship Awards at a meet and greet last month.

Diet and Diabetes

Certain vegetable oil-based products may increase heart complications in diabetics, says UBC researcher Dr. Sanjoy Ghosh. Eating your vegetables is widely publicized as a way to prevent heart disease and maintain a healthy weight, but how healthy is the cooking oil derived from some of those vegetables? Dr. Sanjoy Ghosh, UBC researcher and Assistant Professor […]