UBCO researchers find a new use for waste
By Patty Wellborn on April 8, 2021
Waste materials from the pulp and paper industry have long been seen as possible fillers for building products like cement, but for years these materials have ended up in the landfill.
Posted in College of Graduate Studies, Media Releases, Research, School of Engineering, Spotlight
Spring can be a time for ‘green eggs and chocolate,’ say UBCO experts
By Christine Zeindler on March 31, 2021
The arrival of spring and Easter is often celebrated with egg-containing delicacies and all-things chocolate.
Posted in Faculty of Management, Media Releases, Research, Spotlight
UBCO researcher recommends systematic approach to forest and water supply management
By Patty Wellborn on March 22, 2021
As World Water Day is observed around the globe, new research from UBC Okanagan suggests a systematic approach to forest and water supply research may yield an improved assessment and understanding of connections between the two.
Posted in Media Releases, Research, Spotlight
UBCO’s substance use clinic accepting new patients virtually
By Patty Wellborn on March 4, 2021
As we pass the one-year mark of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s little doubt the virus has taken its toll on the mental health of many Canadians.
Posted in College of Graduate Studies, Media Releases, Psychology, Research, Spotlight
Misinformation, polarization impeding environmental protection efforts
By Patty Wellborn on March 4, 2021
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.
Posted in Biology, College of Graduate Studies, Media Releases, Research, Spotlight
Showing virtual love on Valentine’s Day
By Nathan Skolski on February 11, 2021
Unfortunately, love isn’t the only thing in the air this Valentine’s Day season.
Posted in Media Releases, Psychology, Research, Spotlight
UBCO’s children’s social work mental health clinic goes virtual
By Christine Zeindler on February 2, 2021
UBC Okanagan’s Social Work Mental Health Clinic is offering virtual counselling and mental health services to support children and youth during COVID-19.
Posted in College of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Health and Social Development, Media Releases, Research, Spotlight
Street homeless people learn to ‘perform’ to obtain life-sustaining resources
By Patty Wellborn on January 21, 2021
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.
Posted in Faculty of Health and Social Development, Media Releases, Research, Spotlight
UBCO experts share sweet advice about sugar and artificial sweeteners
By Christine Zeindler on October 28, 2020
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.
Posted in Faculty of Health and Social Development, Research, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Spotlight
From COVID-19 to Type 2 diabetes—what’s new in breastfeeding?
By Christine Zeindler on September 30, 2020
Breast is still best for babies, even during a pandemic, according to one UBC Okanagan nursing professor and women’s health expert.
Posted in Faculty of Health and Social Development, Media Releases, Research, School of Nursing, Spotlight
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