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Irving K. Barber
Faculty of Science

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Driving progress and cultivating excellence

In the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, students build lasting relationships with accomplished faculty while working on world-class research with local, national and global impact. Our research spans many traditional and emerging disciplines of chemistry and biochemistry, with noteworthy focuses on chemical biology and biophysics, catalysis, natural products, metabolomics, computational chemistry, and biochemical structure and mechanism. From climate change to human health, watershed, wildlife and ecosystem habitats to the creation of new substances, our researchers are committed to improving the world through science.  

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Plant Growth Facility (Greenhouse)

With capacity for more than 10,000 individual plants, the new 5100 square foot Plant Growth Facility is a critical piece of infrastructure at UBC Okanagan to drive agricultural research and student training opportunities. Gifts from donors will be used to support future enhancements to the facility as well as graduate students and research activity focused on agriculture in the region, Canada and internationally. 

UBC Okanagan Scholarship

UBC Okanagan students become tomorrow’s leaders and professionals: scientists and athletes, artists and executives, teachers and engineers. Student awards help them to realize their dreams, contribute to society, and go out into the world equipped to make a difference.

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