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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 (PHO), 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. The order came into effect November 19, 2020 at midnight and will be kept in place until further notice based on direction from the PHO. Visit for information updates on COVID-19 and UBC’s response.

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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.


Kyle Larson, associate professor,
Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences

Kyle Larson has visited the Nepal region to explore the Himalaya 12 times — all in the name of scholarship.


Kyle Larson in Nepal


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

Featured Program

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (BSc)

Investigate the origin, maintenance, and organization of biodiversity and how organisms interact within the natural world.


Ecology and Evolutionary Biology