MESSAGE FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD

Welcome to the Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences. I am pleased to serve as Head of this collegial academic unit and its dedicated faculty and staff.

Our department is committed to providing a high-quality learning environment for students.  Experiential learning through fieldwork is a priority in our curriculum and we are well-placed for scholarly activity in watershed science, geomorphology, ecology, and tectonics.

We value our connections with students, alumni, and the wider community.  I invite you to visit or contact me. You can always find us at UBC Homecoming in the fall and the Mineral Exploration Roundup meeting held every January in Vancouver.

Ed Hornibrook
Professor and Department Head

DEPARTMENT AT A GLANCE

191

Current Students

19

Faculty Members

$ 7.6 M

In Research Funding (since 2005/06)

140

Funded Projects (since 2005/06)

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

UBC Okanagan offers a world-class, globally recognized degree at a smaller and more intimate campus.

Students can generally expect smaller class sizes and greater access to their professors, while gaining the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research and projects.

Our faculty conduct research locally in the Okanagan Valley and globally in locations such as the Canadian Arctic, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Nepal, and China. Student participation in research is encouraged and valued. Experiential learning through research and fieldwork are key components of BSc, MSc, or PhD degrees in the disciplines of earth, environmental and geographic sciences.