Biology

UBCO researchers evaluate the effects of fish oil supplementation on infants during breastfeeding

UBCO researchers evaluate the effects of fish oil supplementation on infants during breastfeeding

Letting nature take its course may be the best advice for nursing mothers, according to researchers from UBC Okanagan. Their findings show taking fish oil supplements while nursing may not be beneficial and may even negatively impact babies’ immunity.

UBCO researchers evaluate the effects of fish oil supplementation on infants during breastfeeding

UBCO researchers evaluate the effects of fish oil supplementation on infants during breastfeeding

Letting nature take its course may be the best advice for nursing mothers, according to researchers from UBC Okanagan. Their findings show taking fish oil supplements while nursing may not be beneficial and may even negatively impact babies’ immunity.

UBCO researchers concerned about important prey and predator species in post-fire logging areas

UBCO researchers concerned about important prey and predator species in post-fire logging areas

New research from UBC Okanagan shows that salvage logging on land damaged by wildfires has negative impacts on a variety of animals.

UBCO researcher uses computer modelling to predict reef health

UBCO researcher uses computer modelling to predict reef health

A UBC Okanagan researcher has developed a way to predict the future health of the planet’s coral reefs.

Grizzlies change habits to coexist with people—but is it enough?

Grizzlies change habits to coexist with people—but is it enough?

Bears living near people rely on ‘immigrants’ and nocturnal behaviour to sustain populations Researchers have determined that bear populations near people need two things to survive—adaptive behaviour to become nocturnal and immigrant bears moving into their region. A study published this week looks at 40 years of data following the fate of more than 2,500 […]

Community leadership, academic excellence and unwavering determination lead to prestigious Pushor Mitchell recognition

Community leadership, academic excellence and unwavering determination lead to prestigious Pushor Mitchell recognition

Teagan MacDougall reminds herself of one thing when the going gets tough—how worthwhile this will all be when she’s able to help sick children as a pediatrician.

Biology student captures top prize at UBCO 3MT final

Biology student captures top prize at UBCO 3MT final

A compelling presentation of a topic all too familiar among Okanagan wine producers clinched the winning spot at last night’s seventh annual UBC Okanagan Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

When it comes to conservation, ditch the ‘canary in the coal mine’

When it comes to conservation, ditch the ‘canary in the coal mine’

With habitat loss threatening the extinction of an ever-growing number of species around the world, many wildlife advocates and conservation professionals rely on the proverbial ‘canary in the coal mine’—monitoring and protecting a single representative species—to maintain healthy wildlife biodiversity.

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 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).