Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science

UBC Okanagan launches micro-credential programs

UBC Okanagan launches micro-credential programs

With an increasing need for continued education among those looking to build their knowledge in high-demand fields, UBC Okanagan has launched two micro-credential programs as part of its career and personal education portfolio. The first of their kind at UBCO, the two new micro-credentials will focus on the fields of technical communication and industrial automation.

Province partners with Interior universities for COVID-19 research solutions

Province partners with Interior universities for COVID-19 research solutions

The BC Ministry of Health is investing in BC Interior research universities to understand the harmful effects of COVID-19 and mitigate its impact on communities across the province.

The heart always matters, but especially on Valentine’s Day

The heart always matters, but especially on Valentine’s Day

UBC Okanagan faculty put their hearts into research and teaching. To mark Valentine’s Day, they are highlighting their expertise on matters of the heart—from what makes it tick to how to keep the emotions pumping.

Radio burst in Milky Way sheds light on origins of mysterious phenomenon

Radio burst in Milky Way sheds light on origins of mysterious phenomenon

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.

UBCO research contributes to new understanding of gastro-intestinal mucus

UBCO research contributes to new understanding of gastro-intestinal mucus

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.

UBCO experts share sweet advice about sugar and artificial sweeteners

UBCO experts share sweet advice about sugar and artificial sweeteners

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.

UBCO researchers evaluate the effects of fish oil supplementation on infants during breastfeeding

UBCO researchers evaluate the effects of fish oil supplementation on infants during breastfeeding

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

Research and local partnerships the top priorities for UBCO’s new Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science

It was a summer to remember for UBC Okanagan’s newly-minted Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science.

UBCO researchers concerned about important prey and predator species in post-fire logging areas

UBCO researchers concerned about important prey and predator species in post-fire logging areas

New research from UBC Okanagan shows that salvage logging on land damaged by wildfires has negative impacts on a variety of animals.

Could breadfruit be the next superfood? UBC researchers say yes

Could breadfruit be the next superfood? UBC researchers say yes

A fruit used for centuries in countries around the world is getting the nutritional thumbs-up from a team of British Columbia researchers.