Research Strengths

The Central Okanagan is brimming with lakeside orchards and vineyards but the region’s potential reaches far beyond its capacity to produce award-winning wine. Matching the strengths of our researchers with the unique opportunities of the region is our greatest opportunity for impact. Here’s where our researchers are excelling, pushing boundaries, and leading world-class research discoveries.

Resilient Environments

Sustainability, Ecosystem Management, Restorative and High-Value Agriculture

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Healthy People

Rural and Remote Health, Chronic Disease Prevention, Healthy Living and Aging

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Emerging Technologies

Materials and Manufacturing, Sustainable Infrastructure, Biomedical Engineering

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Thriving Communities

Arts and Creativity, Indigeneity, Social Innovation, Community Resilience

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