By Nathan Skolski on May 4, 2020
Physical exercise may not be top of mind for older adults during the COVID-19 outbreak. But according to one UBC Okanagan researcher, strength training can be an effective way to stay healthy while at home.
By Patty Wellborn on April 29, 2020
By now, everyone has read some guidelines on how to stay healthy while living with the COVID-19 stay-at-home policy. Tips include keeping a routine, eating well, not staying up too late and getting exercise regularly. But how much exercise? And is there such a thing as too much exercise?
By Patty Wellborn on April 14, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted everyone in Canada and around the world. While people are being asked to stay at home and maintain social distancing, a UBC Okanagan professor is collecting data about people’s travel habits.
By Nathan Skolski on April 6, 2020
Understanding how disease is passed from one individual to another has long been key to protecting populations from diseases like COVID-19.
By Patty Wellborn on March 2, 2020
A team of researchers has developed an online platform of tried and true resources to help people living with spinal cord injury (SCI) lead a more active life.
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By Patty Wellborn on February 28, 2020
With the goal of eliminating brownouts and blackouts, new research from UBC’s Okanagan School of Engineering is redesigning how electricity is distributed within power grids.
By Nathan Skolski on February 27, 2020
UBC Okanagan announced today that Engineering Professor Cigdem Eskicioglu has been named the Senior Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in advanced resource recovery from wastewater.
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 Nathan Skolski on February 24, 2020
It’s a problem plaguing grape-growers worldwide—in an ever-changing climate, how can they protect their crops from the undesirable effects of wildfire smoke exposure.
By Patty Wellborn on February 20, 2020
New research from the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus, Harvard Medical School and Michigan State University suggests that levitating human plasma may lead to faster, more reliable, portable and simpler disease detection.