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.

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 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 […]

UBC announces $100-million fundraising campaign to help students

UBC Okanagan is embarking on the largest fundraising campaign for students its 12-year history.