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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.

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.

Showing virtual love on Valentine’s Day

Showing virtual love on Valentine’s Day

Unfortunately, love isn’t the only thing in the air this Valentine’s Day season.

UBCO researcher launches evidence-based guiding principles for partnered research

UBCO researcher launches evidence-based guiding principles for partnered research

For many scientists, seeing their discoveries make the leap from the lab into the hands of the public can be a major challenge.

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.

Street homeless people learn to ‘perform’ to obtain life-sustaining resources

Street homeless people learn to ‘perform’ to obtain life-sustaining resources

New UBC Okanagan research has identified that street homeless people must learn to ‘perform’ in particular ways through their interactions with service providers to receive the help they need.

New tool removes chemotherapy drugs from water systems

New tool removes chemotherapy drugs from water systems

‘What goes in, must come out’ is a familiar refrain. It is especially pertinent to the challenges facing UBC researchers who are investigating methods to remove chemicals and pharmaceuticals from public water systems.

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.

New UBC research partnership connects patients with virtual health communities

New UBC research partnership connects patients with virtual health communities

Researchers with the UBC Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (CCDPM) have teamed up with digital health company Curatio to provide Canadians with virtual health support during the COVID-19 pandemic.