Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

Want to come up with a creative idea? Here’s how.

Want to come up with a creative idea? Here’s how.

A new study from UBC’s Okanagan campus is shedding light into how human creativity works and how novel ideas are formed—something the study’s researchers say is becoming increasingly important.

UBCO researcher discusses the good, and bad, of living connected

UBCO researcher discusses the good, and bad, of living connected

Even though much of Canada is loosening stay-at-home restrictions, people are realizing that social distancing and working from home is the new normal. And might be for some time.

Extreme opinions can impact the spread of a pandemic, says UBC prof

Extreme opinions can impact the spread of a pandemic, says UBC prof

Understanding how disease is passed from one individual to another has long been key to protecting populations from diseases like COVID-19.

When it comes to conservation, ditch the ‘canary in the coal mine’

When it comes to conservation, ditch the ‘canary in the coal mine’

With habitat loss threatening the extinction of an ever-growing number of species around the world, many wildlife advocates and conservation professionals rely on the proverbial ‘canary in the coal mine’—monitoring and protecting a single representative species—to maintain healthy wildlife biodiversity.

UBC researchers develop strategy to protect wine grapes from smoke-taint

UBC researchers develop strategy to protect wine grapes from smoke-taint

It’s a problem plaguing grape-growers worldwide—in an ever-changing climate, how can they protect their crops from the undesirable effects of wildfire smoke exposure.

Researchers test common garden practice on lodgepole pine forests

Researchers test common garden practice on lodgepole pine forests

New research suggests a backyard gardener’s tried and true method of ‘thinning’ could be beneficiary to tree growth and water supply, and ultimately help fight climate change.

From heart evolution to greenhouse gas

From heart evolution to greenhouse gas

UBCO stories you may have missed in 2019 UBCO Okanagan has grown to a student population of more than 10,000. With this growth, has come new research opportunities—currently there are more than 1,600 active projects. UBCO researchers are challenging established assumptions, innovating solutions and creating new knowledge that will have broad impacts on our society. […]

Use the humanities to bridge cultural divisions, say UBC profs

Use the humanities to bridge cultural divisions, say UBC profs

In an era when divisions in society seem more prevalent than ever, two UBC humanities professors are using the power of arts, history and philosophy to build bridges and address the world’s most pressing issues.

UBC Okanagan hosts Community Water Forum

Panel discusses the need for forest restoration to mitigate the risks of flood and wildfire

UBCO collaboration with RCMP recognizes importance of reporting child abuse

UBCO collaboration with RCMP recognizes importance of reporting child abuse

A special working relationship between a UBC grad student, the RCMP and the Kelowna Child Advocacy Centre may lead to enhanced support and faster treatment for victims of child abuse.