Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

 
A $1,500 scholarship is offered by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) Foundation to a student entering third year who is majoring in Earth and Environmental Sciences in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The award is made on the recommendation of the School for a student who is taking courses leading towards registration as a professional geoscientist.
A $500 prize is offered by the Bauschke family to students with the combined highest standing in two or more third and/or fourth year Mathematical Analysis courses in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty.
Two bursaries of $2,500 each are offered by Dr. Roger Gale – one to a student who has completed his/her second year and one to a student who has completed his/her third year in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) program in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated assessed financial need.
A $500 prize is offered by Joyce Boon, Associate Professor of Biology, to a student graduating from the Biochemistry Program in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The award is made to the student who achieves the highest grade point average in the best 27 credits of third and fourth year level Biochemistry (BIOC) courses.
A $2,000 scholarship is offered by the Canadian Federation of University Women Kelowna to a female student entering fourth year in the School of Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science, or the programs of Mathematics, Physics, or Computer Science in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The scholarship will be awarded to a student from the School of Engineering in even numbered years and the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences for odd numbered years. Preference is given to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence, who has graduated from a secondary school in School District No. 23; and who has demonstrated the greatest financial need.
A $2,000 bursary is offered by the Connaghan family to a student with a declared major in arts or sciences in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The bursary is made in recognition of the family’s strong commitment to the pursuit of a post-secondary education even in the face of financial challenges. The family has a significant history with UBC beginning with Charles Connaghan who was president of the AMS in the 1950s, VP of Administrative Services in the 1970’s, and recipient of the Great Trekker Award in 1994. All members of the Connaghan family have at least one degree from UBC. The bursary will alternate annually between a student in arts and a student in sciences. Preference is given to a student demonstrating the greatest assessed financial need.
Prizes totalling $1,500 are offered by the Kamloops Exploration Group in memory of Ken Daughtry to students in second or third year majoring or honouring in Earth and Environmental Sciences in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at The University of British Columbia Okanagan. The prizes are made on the recommendation of the Earth and Environmental Sciences program in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.
A $1,600 scholarship has been endowed by Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz and The University of British Columbia for undergraduate or graduate students in the Chemistry Program in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Awarding of the scholarship will alternate annually between undergraduate students entering fourth year in the Chemistry Major or Honours Program and graduate students who have completed a minimum of one year in the M.Sc. or Ph.D. Programs in Chemistry. The award is made on the recommendation of the School.
A $500 award is offered by Echoridge Education Fund to a third-year student in the Bachelor of Science Program in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus who is majoring in Medical Biochemistry. The award is made on the recommendation of the School.
A $1050 award is offered by Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP to a student graduating from the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The award is made on the recommendation of the School to a student who shows great promise in the field of law.
Two scholarships of $2,500 are offered to third- or fourth-year students with first-class academic standing (of 80% or higher) who are pursuing a major in Political Science or Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference is given to students who graduated from a high school in the Thompson Okanagan. Awards are made on the recommendation of the School.
A $1,000 award is offered by Golder Associates to a third-year student in the Bachelor of Science Program in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference is given to a student who: has demonstrated academic excellence; has graduated from a high school in the Province of British Columbia; is majoring in Earth and Environmental Sciences; and who fosters teamwork in the classroom or participates in environmental initiatives. The award is made on the recommendation of the School.
A $1,200 prize is offered by HSBC Bank Canada in memory of the Okanagan Mountain Park Fire. The prizes are awarded to a student in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, or the Faculty of Health and Social Development, or the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus who has conducted a research project or special initiative that examines the sociological, economical, ecological, environmental, psychological, or health impacts of environmental disturbances (terrestrial, aquatic, marine; natural or human-caused). The prize will be conferred upon a student from each of the following Schools and Faculties, in successive years, and in this order: the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development, and then the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.
$2,450 Merit-based awards with a maximum value equal to full tuition (30 credits) have been endowed by HSBC Bank Canada for continuing undergraduate students in environmental studies working towards a degree in Environmental Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, or Freshwater Sciences in the Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences Unit at The University of British Columbia Okanagan. The awards are made to students who demonstrate high academic achievement but also have financial need. The award is made on the recommendation of Unit 3, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.
A $925 prize has been endowed by Peter and Claire Harnetty for a student in second, third or fourth year of the Bachelor of Arts Program in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science at The University of British Columbia Okanagan. The prize is made on the recommendation of the Faculty to recognize an outstanding essay in a History course. Dr. Peter Harnetty is a Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies at The University of British Columbia.
Prizes totalling $1,500 are offered by the Kelowna Geology Committee to outstanding students in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Program and/or the Freshwater Science Program in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at The University of British Columbia Okanagan. The prizes are made on the recommendation of the School.
A $1,500 award is offered by the family and friends of Daniel Lovegrove to a fourth-year student who is pursuing a major in psychology in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference is given to a student who shows great promise in the field of psychology and who graduated from a high school in British Columbia or Alberta. The award is made on the recommendation of the School. Daniel began his BA in psychology at UBC Okanagan in the fall of 2008. Sadly, he died on August 13, 2011, in a hiking accident while trying to save his friend, and just weeks before beginning his fourth and final year. He is remembered for his unconditional love for his family and friends, his all-encompassing hugs, and his sincere belief in equality for all. He lived life with a passion and believed in himself and others. His enthusiasm for learning was an inspiration to students and teachers alike. This award was created to honour his memory, and to help others learn and grow.
A $500 award is offered in memory of Judit Moldovan to a student enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Students who have earned a Bachelor of Science degree and are enrolled in the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) are also eligible. As Chemistry Lab Manager (2005-2011), Judit was known to provide Teaching Assistants (TAs) with unceasing encouragement and support, both professionally and personally. The award recognizes a student in good academic standing who has made outstanding contributions as a graduate TA in Chemistry or Biochemistry courses. Adjudication is based on a candidate’s leadership, professionalism, and service to Chemistry students. The award is made on the recommendation of the Chemistry department selection committee.
A $500 award is offered in memory of Judit Moldovan to an undergraduate student enrolled in any Bachelor of Science degree program offered by the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. As Chemistry Lab Manager (2005-2011), Judit was known to provide Teaching Assistants (TAs) with unceasing encouragement and support, both professionally and personally. The award recognizes a student in good academic standing who has made outstanding contributions as an undergraduate TA in Chemistry or Biochemistry. Adjudication is based on a candidate’s leadership, professionalism, and service to Chemistry students. The award is made on the recommendation of the Chemistry department selection committee.
Scholarships totalling $2,200 are offered in memory of Margaret Evangeline Mahon to students entering fourth year majoring in Psychology in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at The University of British Columbia Okanagan. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Psychology and Computer Science Unit in the School.
A $1,000 award is offered by New Monaco Enterprise GP Corporation to a student entering third or fourth year in the School of Engineering, the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, or the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus who has demonstrated achievement in the area of sustainable development, including urban planning, engineering, and design; energy or water efficiency; and/or renewable energy. Preference is given to a student whose efforts are focused on the Okanagan community. The award will be conferred upon a student from each of the following Schools and Faculty, in successive years, and in this order: the School of Engineering, the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, and then the Faculty of Critical and Creative Studies.
A $1,000 award is offered by New Monaco Enterprise GP Corporation to a student entering third or fourth year in the Computer Science Program in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences or the Electrical Engineering Program in the School of Engineering at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus who has demonstrated academic achievement and extracurricular involvement in the Okanagan high tech industry. The award is made on the recommendation of the Barber School for even numbered years and the School of Engineering for odd numbered years.
A $2,300 scholarship has been endowed by Dr. Doug and Mrs. Deborah Owram, along with friends and colleagues, for a student entering fourth year who is pursuing a major in Economics, History, or Political Science in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The award is made on the recommendation of the School.
A $10,000 prize is offered by Pushor Mitchell LLP to a graduating student in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at The University of British Columbia Okanagan. In addition to academic achievement in the student’s final fifty four credits, candidates for the award must demonstrate leadership in one or more of the following areas: community service or volunteerism, cross-cultural relations, promotion of diversity, intellectual pursuits, and artistic or athletic endeavours. The prize is awarded on the recommendation of the School.
A $5,000 award is offered to a third year student majoring in Biology or Microbiology who has completed a minimum of 75 credits toward their degree in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences and has submitted a proposal for a summer research project with the consent of a UBC Okanagan faculty supervisor in Biology. Preference is given to proposals on topics related to life sciences research from a student interested in a career in health sciences. The award is made on the recommendation of the School.
A $7,500 award is offered by the family and friends of River Timothy Sidley to a third- or fourth-year student in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The award will be given to a student attending the Bamfield Marine Science Centre Fall Program and who has demonstrated academic excellence. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty.
Two scholarships of $2,500 each are offered by Dr. Roger Gale – one to a student who has completed his/her second year and one to a student who has completed his/her third year in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) program in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence.
A $2,000 scholarship is offered by Securiguard to a second, third or fourth year student in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus.
Three scholarships of $2,000 each have been endowed by Sun-Rype Products Ltd. for students from the Okanagan region who are entering their first year in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences or the Faculty of Management at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit.
Travel awards totalling $1,000 are offered by Maury and Linda Williams to History majors and History honours students in the History Program in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus, to offset travel costs associated with presenting papers at academic conferences. Awards are also offered to History graduate students who have a topic that is clearly related to the discipline of History. To be considered, candidates must have had a paper accepted at an academic conference and they must submit a one page report on the conference to their supervising professor within two weeks of returning to campus. Awards are made on the recommendation of the History Program.
An $800 scholarship is offered by Wells Gray Tours Ltd. to a student in the Geography Major Program in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. The award is made on the recommendation of the School.