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Our faculty are involved in a diversity of social science and humanities research. Employing qualitative, feminist, digital, narrative, ethnographic, Indigenous, community-engaged, and multimodal methodologies, our faculty contribute new knowledge on complex questions regarding societal, cultural, environmental, political, and many social justice issues.
We are a research-intensive department with over 260 funded projects and $8.3 million in research funding since 2005.
Our faculty members and students are working on exciting projects that are changing our world. Learn more about our projects, research interests, and centres and labs.
We seek to positively impact global society through research and training in earth, environmental and geographic sciences in areas that include water resources, mineral exploration, tectonics, natural hazards, global change, and sustainability.
Philosophy, political science, and economics are the key disciplines for understanding our complex, globalized world. From managing resources to making policy to driving change, these disciplines create the critical thinkers our world needs. Our faculty is committed to both teaching excellence and innovative research, with special attention given to fostering a sense of community through our ongoing outreach efforts.
We generate knowledge that improves our understanding of the environmental challenges and mechanisms that impact health, with the goal of informing and translating interventions that prevent, manage, and treat chronic disease across the lifespan.
Our nursing faculty are conducting research that addresses real-world problems to develop innovative practice-ready solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of people locally, nationally, and around the world. In partnership with communities, health professionals, academic collaborators, and other stakeholders, we are leading inter-disciplinary research teams to generate and translate knowledge into effective evidence-based practices and programs.
Research within the Faculty of Management at UBC’s Okanagan campus promotes interaction and collaboration among faculty, between faculty and students, and with collaborators in the community and other institutions. Our passion is community-engaged research that empowers people to manage and lead organizations in internationally connected, rapidly-changing, and fast-developing regions—including non-metropolitan regions. Our students have the opportunity to become involved in research alongside world-class researchers at both the graduate and undergraduate level.
Our faculty members and students are working on exciting research projects that are transforming education in Canada and the world. We partner with schools and districts, institutions of higher learning, and local community groups including municipalities, non-profits, and Indigenous peoples to help prepare students to be responsible global citizens and stewards of the world.