Scientists say current wildfire situation is beyond a ‘crisis’

Scientists say current wildfire situation is beyond a ‘crisis’

A team of scientists, including UBC Okanagan’s Dr. Mathieu Bourbonnais, […]

UBCO researchers identify best strategy to reduce human-bear conflict

UBCO researchers identify best strategy to reduce human-bear conflict

Conservationists have long warned of the dangers associated with bears becoming habituated to life in urban areas. Yet, it appears the message hasn’t gotten through to everyone.

UBCO researcher uses geology to help astronomers find habitable planets

UBCO researcher uses geology to help astronomers find habitable planets

Astronomers have identified more than 4,000, and counting, confirmed exoplanets — planets orbiting stars other than the sun — but only a fraction have the potential to sustain life.

Province partners with Interior universities for COVID-19 research solutions

Province partners with Interior universities for COVID-19 research solutions

The BC Ministry of Health is investing in BC Interior research universities to understand the harmful effects of COVID-19 and mitigate its impact on communities across the province.

UBC Okanagan hosts virtual Nobel Night event

UBC Okanagan hosts virtual Nobel Night event

Planets, poverty, peace and powerful batteries. The science and activism behind all of these are tied together this year by the lasting legacy of Alfred Nobel’s annual recognition for game-changes.

UBCO research contributes to new understanding of gastro-intestinal mucus

UBCO research contributes to new understanding of gastro-intestinal mucus

Gut mucus. It may not be everyone’s favourite subject, but new research from UBC Okanagan has found it’s more complex and intimately linked to the body’s microbiota than previously thought.

Tŝilhqot’in Nation and UBC sign Memorandum of Understanding and Indigenous Knowledge Protocol Agreement

Tŝilhqot’in Nation and UBC sign Memorandum of Understanding and Indigenous Knowledge Protocol Agreement

On August 11, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and an Indigenous Knowledge Protocol Agreement (IK Protocol) were signed by the Tŝilhqot’in Nation and the University of British Columbia. These agreements were led by Chief Russell Myers Ross, Vice Chair of the Tŝilhqot’in National Government (TNG) and Prof. Helen Burt, Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation at UBC.

From student to healthcare hero

From student to healthcare hero

Ngan Nguyen Lyle was studying for an upcoming data science quiz when she got the call.

Free mental health support available to all BC residents

Free mental health support available to all BC residents

All British Columbians now have access to free, psychological first-aid thanks to a collaboration between UBC Okanagan, the BC Psychological Association, and the province.

Extreme opinions can impact the spread of a pandemic, says UBC prof

Extreme opinions can impact the spread of a pandemic, says UBC prof

Understanding how disease is passed from one individual to another has long been key to protecting populations from diseases like COVID-19.