Irving K. Barber School Undergraduate Research Awards

URA Poster 2017-2018 SmallThe Undergraduate Research Awards (URA) and International Undergraduate Research Awards (IURA) program was established by the Irving K. Barber Endowment Fund Advisory Committee to provide exceptional learning experiences for undergraduate Arts and Sciences students at UBC's Okanagan campus. The purpose of the program is to encourage undergraduate students enrolled in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences to pursue innovative and original research as part of their learning experience while at UBC's Okanagan campus. The awards are aimed primarily at students in their third-year of study. Up to $6,500 plus $1,500 in expenses is available per student.

Completed and signed application packages (Forms A & B) must be submitted by the Supervisor to the Dean’s Office (ASC 413). 

2018 URA and IURA Information

Undergraduate Research Awards Symposium Itinerary with Abstracts
Guidelines and Procedure
URA Info Session PowerPoint Presentation
URA Writing Workshop
Form A: Student Application
Form B: Supervisor Recommendation
Final Report

URA Recipients 

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Kirsten Wolthers
URA Advisor (Sciences)

Associate Professor, Chemistry
Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences
Fipke 342

Tel: 250.807.8663

Bonar Buffam
URA Advisor
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences
ARTS 306

Tel: 250.807.9223