The UBC Department of Psychology is primarily housed in the Douglas T. Kenny Building, which is located near the corner of University Boulevard and West Mall, near the Campus’s western boundary with the Pacific. Our front entrance is graced by an original totem pole carved by the renowned West Coast carver, Art Thompson.
The Kenny Building was completed in 1984 and was named after Douglas T. Kenny, whose long career included service as Head of the Department of Psychology, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, and President of UBC.
The Kenny Building is home to numerous laboratory spaces that have been designed specifically to accommodate studies on a wide variety of topics in psychology. Our faculty also have offices and labs in the neighbouring Centre for Interactive Research in Sustainability (CIRS) and Ponderosa buildings.