UBCO researcher discusses the good, and bad, of living connected

UBCO researcher discusses the good, and bad, of living connected

Even though much of Canada is loosening stay-at-home restrictions, people are realizing that social distancing and working from home is the new normal. And might be for some time.

UBCO teams up with psychologists and nurses to support health care workers

UBCO teams up with psychologists and nurses to support health care workers

All of BC’s frontline health care workers can now access online support services to help them cope with the psychological effects of managing the COVID-19 outbreak.

UBC event explores interconnected histories of Canada and South Asia

UBC event explores interconnected histories of Canada and South Asia

The histories of Canada and South Asia are deeply intertwined.

Researchers test common garden practice on lodgepole pine forests

Researchers test common garden practice on lodgepole pine forests

New research suggests a backyard gardener’s tried and true method of ‘thinning’ could be beneficiary to tree growth and water supply, and ultimately help fight climate change.

UBC event explores true meaning of walls

UBC event explores true meaning of walls

Walls are everywhere.  Although hardly noticed, they define who is legitimate and who is not.  Whether someone is inside or outside the walls of a home, office, prison, public building or a border wall, it affects their identity and its legitimacy. 

UBC becomes first Canadian institution to join open science platform

UBC becomes first Canadian institution to join open science platform

With increasing interest in promoting transparency, collaboration, and reproducibility in academic research, the University of British Columbia announced today that it has become the first Canadian post-secondary institution to join the Center for Open Science’s online platform, Open Science Framework Institutions (OSFI).

Scientist Lera Boroditsky explains why language is vital to us all

Scientist Lera Boroditsky explains why language is vital to us all

The spoken word, in any language, can be a powerful thing. But how does each word, each sentence, our tone, the context—indeed our language—impact how we think.

UBCO professors explain the brilliance behind this year’s Nobel Prize winners

UBCO professors explain the brilliance behind this year’s Nobel Prize winners

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.

Raising children in the age of screen time

Raising children in the age of screen time

Technology is everywhere—including on the minds of parents and caregivers who are struggling to balance screen time with other activities for their young children. 

UBC Okanagan hosts Community Water Forum

UBC Okanagan hosts Community Water Forum

UBC Okanagan’s third annual Community Water Forum will host a panel of experts who will explore how forests and water interact and the role restoration can play in creating more resilient ecosystems.