Research

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.

Friends fur life help build skills for life

Friends fur life help build skills for life

A new UBC Okanagan study finds children not only reap the benefits of working with therapy dogs–they enjoy it too.

UBCO’s children’s social work mental health clinic goes virtual

UBCO’s children’s social work mental health clinic goes virtual

UBC Okanagan’s Social Work Mental Health Clinic is offering virtual counselling and mental health services to support children and youth during COVID-19.

Breakthrough design at UBCO vastly improves mechanical heart valve

Breakthrough design at UBCO vastly improves mechanical heart valve

New research coming out of UBC’s Okanagan campus may take the current ‘gold standard’ for heart valves to a new level of reliability.

UBCO team creates live technology to track shipping containers

UBCO team creates live technology to track shipping containers

Class project may change the entire shipping industry A UBCO student project developed a method to make shipping containers immediately identifiable by using artificial intelligence. With hundreds of thousands of packages and shipments crossing the globe, especially during the holiday season, the industry has turned to UBC Okanagan researchers to develop better ways to track […]

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.

New UBCO study examines pain tolerance among cannabis users

New UBCO study examines pain tolerance among cannabis users

A recent study examining pain among cannabis users suggests that—unlike long-term opioid use—regular cannabis use does not appear to increase pain sensitivity.

UBCO researcher uses computer modelling to predict reef health

UBCO researcher uses computer modelling to predict reef health

A UBC Okanagan researcher has developed a way to predict the future health of the planet’s coral reefs.

UBC Okanagan helps Arc’teryx stay green and dry with next-generation water-repellent fabrics

UBC Okanagan helps Arc’teryx stay green and dry with next-generation water-repellent fabrics

A sustainable, non-toxic and high-performance water-repellent fabric has long been the holy grail of outdoor enthusiasts and clothing companies alike.

UBCO researchers create liquid-repelling substance that works on all surfaces

UBCO researchers create liquid-repelling substance that works on all surfaces

Acting like an invisible force field, a new liquid coating being developed by UBC Okanagan researchers may provide an extra layer of protection for front-line workers.