By Nathan Skolski on February 25, 2020
With habitat loss threatening the extinction of an ever-growing number of species around the world, many wildlife advocates and conservation professionals rely on the proverbial ‘canary in the coal mine’—monitoring and protecting a single representative species—to maintain healthy wildlife biodiversity.
By Patty Wellborn on February 6, 2020
New research suggests a backyard gardener’s tried and true method of ‘thinning’ could be beneficiary to tree growth and water supply, and ultimately help fight climate change.
By Patty Wellborn on January 28, 2020
With increasing interest in promoting transparency, collaboration, and reproducibility in academic research, the University of British Columbia announced today that it has become the first Canadian post-secondary institution to join the Center for Open Science’s online platform, Open Science Framework Institutions (OSFI).
By Christine Zeindler on October 24, 2019
Fake spider webs and eight-legged creatures decorate many homes this time of year. While living, breathing spiders may cause spine-tingling shivers for some, UBC Okanagan spider expert Matt Nelson says that this fear is misplaced. Despite commonly held beliefs, he says, spiders rarely bite and are essential players in our world’s ecosystem.
By Patty Wellborn on October 1, 2019
The birds and the bees can mean many things to many people. For a group of UBC Okanagan biology professors, however, they mean a great fundraising opportunity.
By Patty Wellborn on September 12, 2019
Microorganisms growing inside aging buildings and infrastructure are more than just a health issue, according to new research from UBC Okanagan.
By Patty Wellborn on August 8, 2019
UBC researchers are taking the opportunity to explain what’s going on in their research labs, in a series of talks hosted in conjunction with this year’s BC Pinot Noir Celebration.
By Patty Wellborn on June 5, 2019
It’s been a dream of Celine Edwards for as long as she can remember—to attend medical school at UBC and improve healthcare delivery for rural populations.
By Christine Zeindler on May 28, 2019
New reporting led by UBC researchers is examining how changing conditions of Canada’s mountainous regions may impact the rest of the country.