Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science
By Patty Wellborn on January 12, 2021
In the decade since they were first discovered, astronomers have categorized fast radio bursts (FRBs) as mysterious phenomena. But a recent astronomical event has provided further insight into the origin of these signals.
By Nathan Skolski on November 12, 2020
Gut mucus. It may not be everyone’s favourite subject, but new research from UBC Okanagan has found it’s more complex and intimately linked to the body’s microbiota than previously thought.
By Christine Zeindler on October 28, 2020
Like so many other areas of life, Halloween festivities may look a little different this year in the midst of COVID-19. As health authorities ask people to take precautions and parents grapple with what is safe for their children, one thing remains constant: Kids love candy.
By Christine Zeindler on September 29, 2020
Letting nature take its course may be the best advice for nursing mothers, according to researchers from UBC Okanagan. Their findings show taking fish oil supplements while nursing may not be beneficial and may even negatively impact babies’ immunity.
Research and local partnerships the top priorities for UBCO’s new Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science
By Patty Wellborn on September 25, 2020
It was a summer to remember for UBC Okanagan’s newly-minted Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science.
By Patty Wellborn on September 23, 2020
New research from UBC Okanagan shows that salvage logging on land damaged by wildfires has negative impacts on a variety of animals.
By Patty Wellborn on September 17, 2020
A fruit used for centuries in countries around the world is getting the nutritional thumbs-up from a team of British Columbia researchers.
By Patty Wellborn on September 3, 2020
While many know of the canary in the coal mine analogy, a team of researchers are using Canada’s mountain ranges as their canary. And, like the coal miners, they say Canadians should be worried.
By Christine Zeindler on September 2, 2020
The last long weekend of the summer is approaching and many will seek refuge in nature. However, this doesn’t bring comfort to all. Conservationists and border communities on provincial and national parks are concerned about increased visits and cavalier attitudes toward protected spaces.
Tŝilhqot’in Nation and UBC sign Memorandum of Understanding and Indigenous Knowledge Protocol Agreement
By Nathan Skolski on August 31, 2020
On August 11, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and an Indigenous Knowledge Protocol Agreement (IK Protocol) were signed by the Tŝilhqot’in Nation and the University of British Columbia. These agreements were led by Chief Russell Myers Ross, Vice Chair of the Tŝilhqot’in National Government (TNG) and Prof. Helen Burt, Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation at UBC.