Researcher flying high after winning UBC Okanagan's 3MT final

Doctoral student Sydney Morgan won UBC Okanagan’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition yesterday, with a presentation of her research into native or indigenous yeasts that can make exceptional wines.

Nuclear North Korea

UBC Okanagan is hosting a day-long symposium that will bring together experts on North Korea, including Canada’s former ambassadors to North Korea and China, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea, and several Washington, D.C.-based experts of the region, who will discuss the current political international climate.

UBC event explores the impact of mass mining in the 20th century

How mass mining changed people’s lives, moved entire towns

UBC hosts panel discussion about legalization of marijuana

As the legalization of recreational cannabis comes closer to reality, conversations have begun to focus on the implications for campus communities.

When a family history turns into an unsolved mystery

There are certain things about our families that we know as fact. But what happens when what we thought we knew turns out to be only partly true?

Award-winning journalist tackles the issue of fake news

Fake news. It was just a year ago, after Donald Trump’s inauguration, the term was introduced to the media. Now, it’s used almost daily—to dismiss ideas that may not agree with a government policy, or even dismiss proven facts.

UBC researchers map smoke taint in wine grapes

Grape growers have long sought to protect their crops from the effects of wildfire smoke and research from UBC’s Okanagan campus is giving them new insights.

Amazon’s mysterious methane finally accounted for

In a new study published in Nature, a team of international researchers have discovered the answer to a scientific mystery that has gone unsolved in the Amazon Rainforest for the past 10 years.

Forests are the key to fresh water

Freshwater resources are critical to both human civilization and natural ecosystems, but UBC researchers have discovered that changes to ground vegetation can have as much of an impact on global water resources as climate change.