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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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

UBC study finds family-friendly overpasses are needed to help grizzly bears

Researchers have determined how female grizzly bears keep their cubs safe while crossing the Trans-Canada Highway.

Send the kids outside but let them take their devices with them

UBC research determines technology and outdoor play can go hand-in-hand It may seem counter-intuitive to many parents, but a UBC researcher says children are able to engage in nature and have fun outside, even with a mobile device in their hands. Maxine Crawford, a PhD candidate in psychology at UBC’s Okanagan campus, says today’s parents […]