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 July 4, 2019
They’re the central questions of ecology—why are there so many species and where are they found?
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.
By Patty Wellborn on April 18, 2019
Miranda Hart digs dirt. The biology professor in UBC Okanagan’s Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences is a researcher and naturalist who has dedicated her career to studying microbes in soil. Specifically, she investigates how soil biodiversity helps ecosystems function, and what happens when we destroy this life in our soils.
By Christine Zeindler on April 17, 2019
Almost 50 years ago, millions gathered to protest the negative impacts of industry and development on the world. Since then, the tradition has continued with Earth Day, a global celebration that is recognized by more than one billion people in 192 countries. It is a day of civic and political action to focus on environmental issues such as biodiversity, sustainability, pollution, climate change and clean energy.