Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

New study discovers gene that makes lavender smell sweet

For many, summer isn’t complete without fields of purple and the sweet smell of lavender.

Pikas in peril

UBC researchers have determined that the American pika, long cast as a sentinel mammal for the impacts of climate change, maybe in more trouble than once thought.

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.

Double degrees add up to top Pushor Mitchell recognition

Things have been adding up for Dana Klamut since she began her academic career at UBC's Okanagan campus five years ago.

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.