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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’s 24-hour premiere hackathon returns for second year

UBC Okanagan’s 24-hour premiere hackathon returns for second year

BC Hacks 2.0 scheduled for February 20, 21 UBC Okanagan’s 24-hour premiere hackathon is back by popular demand. BC Hacks 2.0 is the second iteration of the hackathon, which provides people with technical backgrounds a venue for self-expression and creativity through technology. The event, organized by the Computer Science Course Union, brings together tech-enthusiasts from […]

The heart always matters, but especially on Valentine’s Day

The heart always matters, but especially on Valentine’s Day

UBC Okanagan faculty put their hearts into research and teaching. To mark Valentine’s Day, they are highlighting their expertise on matters of the heart—from what makes it tick to how to keep the emotions pumping.

Radio burst in Milky Way sheds light on origins of mysterious phenomenon

Radio burst in Milky Way sheds light on origins of mysterious phenomenon

In the decade since they were first discovered, astronomers have categorized fast radio bursts (FRBs) as mysterious phenomena. But a recent astronomical event has provided further insight into the origin of these signals.

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.

UBCO experts share sweet advice about sugar and artificial sweeteners

UBCO experts share sweet advice about sugar and artificial sweeteners

Like so many other areas of life, Halloween festivities may look a little different this year in the midst of COVID-19. As health authorities ask people to take precautions and parents grapple with what is safe for their children, one thing remains constant: Kids love candy.

Research and local partnerships the top priorities for UBCO’s new Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science

Research and local partnerships the top priorities for UBCO’s new Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science

It was a summer to remember for UBC Okanagan’s newly-minted Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science.

State of the Mountains highlights highs and lows of climate change

State of the Mountains highlights highs and lows of climate change

While many know of the canary in the coal mine analogy, a team of researchers are using Canada’s mountain ranges as their canary. And, like the coal miners, they say Canadians should be worried.

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.