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In the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, students build lasting relationships with accomplished faculty while working on world-class research with local, national and global impact.

Upcoming Events

Due to current conditions with the COVID-19 outbreak, UBC has cancelled all in-person on-campus and off-campus events until June 30, 2020, whether indoors or outdoors, that are organized by students, faculty and staff.

This is in accordance with a recommendation from Provincial Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, the BC Centre for Disease Control, and the Ministry of Health.

For information on how UBC continues to monitor the development of the situation, including resources, visit


Research is a learning activity that enlarges our understanding of the world and addresses the many challenges facing our generation.

Featured RESEARCHer

Extreme opinions can impact the spread of a pandemic

Rebecca Tyson, a professor of mathematical biology at UBC Okanagan conducts research on how polarization and echo chambers are linked to disease spread.


Rebecca Tyson


Dedicated and supportive staff, accomplished faculty members, and a collection of high-caliber undergraduate, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.


Mathieu Bourbonnais, Professor
Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences

For researcher, professor and former wildland firefighter Mathieu Bourbonnais, the journey was just as sweet as the destination.


Mathieu Bourbonnais


The Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Featured Program

Master of Data Science

Covering all stages of the data science value chain, UBC Okanagan’s Master of Data Science program prepares graduates to thrive in one of the world’s most in-demand fields.