Research is a learning activity that enlarges our understanding of the world and addresses the many challenges facing our generation. We strive for excellence and innovation in research destined to make an impact.

There are numerous opportunities for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduates to be involved in a variety of research projects and collaborations.

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Collaborative Research

Multidisciplinary research is essential to understanding the interconnected and complex issues we face today. Our researchers work together, from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, and both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate in these collaborations.

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Research Chairs & Scholars

The Research Chairs and Scholars help to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds. These chairholders aim to achieve research excellence and to train the next generation of skilled researchers.

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Information for Faculty

Find information and resources that support your contributions to UBC and the Okanagan campus.


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Information for Students

Research information and funding opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

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Explore Department Research

Biology Research


The effect of global climate change on natural and managed ecosystems, emerging infectious diseases, food security, species extinctions — these are all critical current global problems being tackled by our faculty and students.

Chemistry Research at UBC Okanagan


We pursue a diverse range of chemistry and related fields including chemical biology, mechano-biology, instrumental & analytical chemistry, synthetic inorganic and organic chemistry, energy & materials science, theoretical & computational chemistry, value-added agricultural research & development, and chemistry education.

Computer Science Students

Computer Science, Math, Physics & Statistics

Our department explores diverse topics and offers unique synergies between fields ranging from artificial intelligence and optimization to radiation oncology physics and computational statistics.

EEGS Research

Earth, Environmental & Geographic Sciences

We seek to positively impact global society through research and training in earth, environmental and geographic sciences in areas that include water resources, mineral exploration, tectonics, natural hazards, global change, and sustainability.


Contact Information

Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science

Tel: 250.807.9529
Office: ASC 413

Office of the Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation

Office of Research Services
Tel: 250.807.9412

Derek Gratz, Associate Director, University-Industry Liaison Office
Tel: 250.807.9853