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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

By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), in-person UBC events — both indoors and outdoors — are suspended. Events are required to be held virtually with only essential staff on site in-person to support the virtual event delivery and broadcast. The order came into effect November 19, 2020 at midnight and will be kept in place until further notice based on direction from the PHO. Visit for information updates on COVID-19 and UBC’s response. 

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

Featured RESEARCHer

Leanne ten Brinke, Assistant Professor, Psychology

A recent study examining perceptions of power suggests that individuals with lower socioeconomic statuses are more likely to have a negative view of policy or decision-makers.


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