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In the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, students are provided with a transformative experience and have the opportunity to work with dynamic faculty members to help drive economic, social and cultural change.

Upcoming Events

Effective August 23, 2021, Interior Health has implemented further restrictions in Interior Health. Planners are encouraged to review the Regional Health Order on Events and Gatherings.

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Our faculty and students pursue ideas that advance knowledge and improve lives.

Featured RESEARCHer

Leanne ten Brinke, Assistant Professor, Psychology

New research examines the art of telling lies, showing that over time, attempts to deceive others may become self-deception.


Leanne ten Brink


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

Featured Program

Bachelor of Nsyilxcn Language Fluency

Achieve advanced proficiency levels in Nsyilxcn while learning about multiple ways to contribute to the language’s recovery and revitalization efforts in your communities.


Story Poles at UBC Okanagan


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

Featured Doctoral Student

Lindsay Harris, Doctoral Student, Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies

FASS Doctoral candidate Lindsay Harris uses ethnography to fight food insecurity in the Thompson-Okanagan.


Lindsay Harris