UBCO sustainability researchers share tips for keeping parks pristine this Labour Day long weekend

UBCO sustainability researchers share tips for keeping parks pristine this Labour Day long weekend

The last long weekend of the summer is approaching and many will seek refuge in nature. However, this doesn’t bring comfort to all. Conservationists and border communities on provincial and national parks are concerned about increased visits and cavalier attitudes toward protected spaces.

UBC mental health experts: Bell “Let’s Talk” day

UBC mental health experts: Bell “Let’s Talk” day

Almost 10 years ago, Bell launched “Let’s Talk”, an initiative to promote awareness and positive change in the mental health of Canadians.

From heart evolution to greenhouse gas

From heart evolution to greenhouse gas

UBCO researchers are challenging established assumptions, innovating solutions and creating new knowledge that will have broad impacts on our society. Here are some of the accomplishments reached in 2019.

Detangling spooky spider myths

Detangling spooky spider myths

Fake spider webs and eight-legged creatures decorate many homes this time of year. While living, breathing spiders may cause spine-tingling shivers for some, UBC Okanagan spider expert Matt Nelson says that this fear is misplaced. Despite commonly held beliefs, he says, spiders rarely bite and are essential players in our world’s ecosystem.

UBC student wins ‘Strong Woman’ accolade

UBC student wins ‘Strong Woman’ accolade

Sharing the bare necessities of life with marginalized women has brought recognition to a UBC Okanagan student.

Defying the odds

Defying the odds

Two students who have the extra challenge of being sight-impaired will cross the stage at UBC Okanagan’s convocation ceremony on Thursday to receive their Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology.

Do our mountains matter?

Do our mountains matter?

New reporting led by UBC researchers is examining how changing conditions of Canada’s mountainous regions may impact the rest of the country.

‘Seeing the light’ behind radiation therapy

‘Seeing the light’ behind radiation therapy

Delivering just the right dose of radiation for cancer patients is a delicate balance in their treatment regime. However, in a new study from UBC Okanagan and Duke University, researchers have developed a system they say may improve the ability to maximize radiation doses to cancer tissues while minimizing exposure to healthy ones.

Experts Advisory: Earth Day, 49 years later

Experts Advisory: Earth Day, 49 years later

Almost 50 years ago, millions gathered to protest the negative impacts of industry and development on the world. Since then, the tradition has continued with Earth Day, a global celebration that is recognized by more than one billion people in 192 countries. It is a day of civic and political action to focus on environmental issues such as biodiversity, sustainability, pollution, climate change and clean energy.