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.

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

Featured RESEARCHer

Jeannette Armstrong, Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies

Years of uncovering erased Indigenous history lead to a prestigious recognition from the Royal Society of Canada.


Jeannette Armstrong


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.


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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