Biology

Unit 2

Newly minted PhD graduate keeps her ties to UBC Okanagan

Julianne Barry is one of those rare breeds of university students. She has spent her entire post-secondary academic career—from those first, nervous fresh-faced days to becoming an accomplished researcher and post-doctoral fellow—at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

DNA analysis of near-extinct tortoises leads to gold medal win

A UBC student’s research examining the DNA of endangered Galapagos tortoises has led to the highest accomplishment a university student can win.

From Australia, Asia (and a few spots in-between) to academia

Ashley Kerik has always had itchy feet. Since graduating from high school, she approached the world as one big laboratory, where new discoveries were just around the bend.

Above and beyond

IKBSAS faculty members recognized for teaching excellence, including first Killam award for the Okanagan campus Convocation is a time to celebrate the achievements and hard work of UBC students, but on June 7, 2018, a man who helped get many of them across the stage will also be honoured. In early May, Dr. Stephen McNeil, […]

Mountains matter

Mountains are bellwethers of climate shifts according to new reporting led by UBC researchers, who suggest these terrains are experiencing a variety of rapid and worrying changes.

Q&A With PhD Student Sydney Morgan on the 3MT Regionals and Translating Her Research for her Dad

Q&A With PhD Student Sydney Morgan on the 3MT Regionals and Translating Her Research for her Dad

Last month, biology PhD student Sydney Morgan was in Regina representing UBC Okanagan at the Western Regionals of the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Sydney— a student of UBCO since she was an undergrad— has won past accolades for her research into the effects of sulfur dioxide concentration on wine yeasts. This was an entirely […]

Exercise can help with social isolation of seniors

A pilot program encouraging older adults to get walking to improve their health has revealed unexpected details to researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus.