Biology

North American Model of Wildlife Conservation gets a cultural refresh

North American Model of Wildlife Conservation gets a cultural refresh

UBCO researchers help weave Indigenous-led policy into newly revised model

Savanna Maddock captures Stober Foundation Graduate Award in Biology

Savanna Maddock captures Stober Foundation Graduate Award A $20,000 entrance award (payable at $10,000 per year) has been made available annually through a gift from the Stober Foundation, along with matching funds from The University of British Columbia, to a domestic Masters or PhD student supervised by a Biology faculty member in the Biology or […]

UBCO researchers identify best strategy to reduce human-bear conflict

UBCO researchers identify best strategy to reduce human-bear conflict

Conservationists have long warned of the dangers associated with bears becoming habituated to life in urban areas. Yet, it appears the message hasn’t gotten through to everyone.

UBCO experts on UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration

UBCO experts on UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration

UBCO experts are available to comment on how to restore and protect ecosystems, rewild gardens and create sustainable consumer behaviour to help achieve a greener relationship with the environment.

Academic excellence and volunteerism lead to prestigious Pushor Mitchell recognition

Academic excellence and volunteerism lead to prestigious Pushor Mitchell recognition

For as long as Rebecca Chadney can remember, she has loved both arts and sciences.

Nathan Earley, first Biology TA Teaching Excellence Award Recipient

Nathan Earley, first Biology TA Teaching Excellence Award Recipient

The Department of Biology is pleased to announce that Biology’s first-ever TA award for Teaching Excellence recipient is Nathan Earley, an M.Sc. student who was a teaching assistant this past year in BIOL306 (the Ecology of Animals, with Adam Ford) and BIOL308 (Population Biology, with Bob Lalonde). Nathan also has experience as a Naturalist with […]

UBCO research shows a mother’s fat intake can impact infant infectious disease outcomes

UBCO research shows a mother’s fat intake can impact infant infectious disease outcomes

A team of UBC Okanagan researchers has determined that the type of fats a mother consumes while breastfeeding can have long-term implications on her infant’s gut health.

Master’s student captures top prize at UBCO’s 3MT final

Master’s student captures top prize at UBCO’s 3MT final

A compelling presentation of a topic all too familiar to some secured the top spot at yesterday’s eighth annual UBC Okanagan Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Declining caribou population victim of ecological chain reaction

Declining caribou population victim of ecological chain reaction

A new study comparing decades of environmental monitoring records has confirmed that Canada’s caribou are not faring as well as other animals like moose and wolves in the same areas—and also teased out why. 

Misinformation, polarization impeding environmental protection efforts

Misinformation, polarization impeding environmental protection efforts

A group of researchers, spanning six universities and three continents, are sounding the alarm on a topic not often discussed in the context of conservation—misinformation.