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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

By order of the Provincial Health Officer, in-person UBC events — both indoors and outdoors — are suspended. Events are required to be held virtually with only essential staff on site in-person to support the virtual event delivery and broadcast. This is in effect until February 5, 2021, at midnight.

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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.


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