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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, 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. This is in effect until February 5, 2021, at midnight.

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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