Unit 3

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, […]

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 […]

UBC Okanagan researchers develop faster test for cannabis quality

With the coming legalization of cannabis in Canada, producers are increasingly looking for quick and accurate means of determining the potency and quality of their products.

What would the world look like without Pi?

What would the world look like without Pi?

  By: Paula Tran Pi. The mysterious number and symbol you’ve known since elementary school. You probably know that pi is a ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. You likely also know that it is widely used in mathematics, and that there is a world record out there for the ability […]

Q & A with Mark Button on UBCO's State-of-the-Art FiLTER Lab

There are certain places on a university campus that everyone knows about: the library, the commons, the best place to get coffee (subjectively of course). But few probably realize that on UBC's Okanagan campus, in the basement of the FIPKE building beneath the Starbucks, lies the state-of-the-art Trace Element Research (FiLTER) Lab. So what is […]

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.

Mastering Data Science

New 10-month program to provide training in one of Canada’s fastest growing career fields A recent CBC article proclaimed data is now the world’s most valuable commodity, going so far as calling it as “the new oil.” That seems to confirm recent trends that show data scientists are in high demand and enjoy some of […]