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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

Due to current conditions with the COVID-19 outbreak, UBC has cancelled all in-person on-campus and off-campus events until June 30, 2020, whether indoors or outdoors, that are organized by students, faculty and staff.

This is in accordance with a recommendation from Provincial Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, the BC Centre for Disease Control, and the Ministry of Health.

For information on how UBC continues to monitor the development of the situation, including resources, visit


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

Featured RESEARCHer

Brigitte Le Normand, Associate Professor, History

Author, researcher and history professor Brigitte Le Normand is a champion of public humanities on the UBC Okanagan campus.


Brigitte Le Normand


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

Featured Program

Gender and Women’s Studies

Learn about the world and our place in it through a deeper understanding of sexuality, femininity, embodiment, and social justice.

Gender and Women’s Studies


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


Lesley Lutes, Professor, Psychology

Dr. Lesley Lutes, Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology has teamed up with fellow psychologists and nurses to support front-line workers during the COVID-19 crisis.


Lesley Lutes