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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.

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RESEARCH

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.

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Rebecca Tyson

PEOPLE

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

Featured FACULTY MEMBER

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.

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Kyle Larson in Nepal

PROGRAMS

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.

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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

OUR COMMUNITY

The Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science is deeply committed to creating a learning environment that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion for all our community members.

FEATURED GROUP

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Mentoring Program

To support the success of young women transitioning from their undergraduate education to a career in science or engineering, and to prepare and mentor them to remain in scientific careers.

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Female Student in lab