By Nathan Skolski on March 13, 2020
Countries around the world, including Canada, are working to contain the current outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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By Nathan Skolski on March 11, 2020
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.
By Nathan Skolski on March 4, 2020
International Women’s Day, a day set aside to mark the achievements of women, is Sunday, March 8.
By Nathan Skolski on February 28, 2020
Making difficult concepts accessible and understandable for everyone is hard enough, but to do it in less than seven minutes is an especially unique challenge. That’s the idea behind Relax-a-Cucha, an event organized every two years by the Institute for Community Engaged Research (ICER) at UBC Okanagan.
By Nathan Skolski on February 27, 2020
UBC Okanagan announced today that Engineering Professor Cigdem Eskicioglu has been named the Senior Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in advanced resource recovery from wastewater.
By Nathan Skolski on February 25, 2020
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.
By Nathan Skolski on February 24, 2020
It’s a problem plaguing grape-growers worldwide—in an ever-changing climate, how can they protect their crops from the undesirable effects of wildfire smoke exposure.
By Nathan Skolski on February 19, 2020
In celebration of its 15 years in the Okanagan, UBC’s Okanagan campus announced today the Festival of Ideas—a yearlong lineup of events curated to inspire ideas and catalyze conversation between UBC and the community. The inaugural event will be a panel discussion with the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Janet Austin and three guest speakers on March 5.
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By Nathan Skolski on January 9, 2020
For many, the question of who to bring along in order to rebuild human civilization during a zombie apocalypse has gone unanswered for too long. Now, six UBC Okanagan professors, all from different fields of expertise, aim to settle the issue once and for all—or at least until next year—as they prepare for the second annual Life Raft Debate.