Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

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 […]

UBC prof points to a potential aid in combating the opioid crisis

Kratom may be valuable tool in addressing epidemic As the opioid crisis in Canada reaches alarming new heights, claiming the lives of 2,800 Canadians in 2016, new research suggests that the controversial psychoactive plant kratom could help provide the relief patients, clinicians, and policymakers are looking for. The study, led by researchers at UBC’s Okanagan […]

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.

David Geary

Making a World Heritage Site

"Pathbreaking” new book by UBC Okanagan faculty member explores Bodh Gaya The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, India – the place of Buddha’s enlightenment – was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2002. From a small agricultural town to a growing global destination, Bodh Gaya has been attracting hundreds of thousands of Buddhist pilgrims […]

Researchers receive UBCO Eminence Fund

Researchers receive UBCO Eminence Fund

Researchers in medical physics and statistics at UBC's Okanagan campus have been awarded funding through the Eminence Program to develop a cluster in medical physics and data analytics. Research clusters are interdisciplinary networks of researchers focused on solving key challenges facing society. Individually, the scholars are leaders in their areas expertise, and clustering enable them to […]

UBC Okanagan researchers discover neurotoxin in Lake Winnipeg

Toxin found in Cyanobacteria during periods of bloom A new study from UBC’s Okanagan campus has found that BMAA—a toxin linked to several neurodegenerative diseases—is present in high concentrations during cyanobacteria blooms in Lake Winnipeg. “Cyanobacteria blooms have become increasingly common in Lake Winnipeg since the 1990s,” says Susan Murch, associate professor of chemistry at […]