Earth, Environmental, and Geographic Sciences

Expert Q&A: Wildfire season in the Okanagan Valley

Expert Q&A: Wildfire season in the Okanagan Valley

Summer is upon us in the Okanagan Valley, and unlike summers in recent past, the majority of the Okanagan’s fire danger rating is sitting at low to moderate.

Do our mountains matter?

Do our mountains matter?

New reporting led by UBC researchers is examining how changing conditions of Canada’s mountainous regions may impact the rest of the country.

Experts Advisory: Earth Day, 49 years later

Experts Advisory: Earth Day, 49 years later

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.

Expert Q&A: Floods, fires and the Okanagan Valley

Expert Q&A: Floods, fires and the Okanagan Valley

After a winter with below-average temperatures, Okanagan residents are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel—and it just so happens to be the sun.

Prizes awarded to UBC Okanagan’s top researchers

Prizes awarded to UBC Okanagan’s top researchers

UBC’s Okanagan campus is home to nearly 300 faculty researchers that are exploring some of the most urgent challenges, newest ideas and most ground-breaking technologies in the world.

UBC professors explain the brilliance behind this year’s Nobel Prize winners
Exploring food systems in the Okanagan

Exploring food systems in the Okanagan

The Okanagan Research Forum invites the community to listen to experts and take part in an open discussion about the future of food production in the Okanagan.

UBC hosts global-change expert Corey Bradshaw

UBC hosts global-change expert Corey Bradshaw

Conservational ecologist Corey Bradshaw, professor at Flinders University, comes from an eclectic background. Growing up as the son of a trapper in Canada, he had the opportunity to form a unique view of the environment. From his childhood experiences, he learned that without intact environmental functions, precious resources quickly degrade or disappear.