Strategy 10 – Research Culture
By Breeonne Baxter on November 8, 2023
UBC Library has acquired several rare titles as part of its Japanese Collections, thanks in part to support provided by the David Graham Memorial Fund. Digital copies of two of these titles are now openly accessible to the public through UBC Open Collections. Getting a glimpse of Edo period social history Ikoku jinbutsuzu 異國人物圖 (Illustration […]
By Breeonne Baxter on November 7, 2023
Visit https://forestry.ubc.ca/branchlines-articles/regreening-the-downtown-eastside-for-better-health/ to read the story.
Stswecem’c Xget’tem First Nation and UBC Forestry students collaborate to shape the future of fire stewardship
By Breeonne Baxter on October 27, 2023
Please visit https://communityengagement.ubc.ca/news/the-future-of-fire-stewardship/ to read the story.
By Breeonne Baxter on September 28, 2023
After wildfire, the devastation to the landscape and communities is obvious and unforgettable. Now, a UBC Okanagan researcher is taking a different look at fire-impacted areas. Dr. Alessandro Ielpi, an Assistant Professor in Geomorphology with UBCO’s Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, recently published research examining how the record-setting 2017 Elephant Hill Fire affected the […]
By Breeonne Baxter on April 26, 2023
When earthquakes shake buildings to the ground anywhere in the world, Dr. Lisa Tobber can’t look away. As a structural engineering researcher at UBC Okanagan who specializes in disaster resiliency, Dr. Tobber instead leans into the chaos. There is too much to learn, she says, and there is much to do to prevent the next […]
By Breeonne Baxter on November 29, 2022
An estimated 85,000 Canadians live with a spinal cord injury (SCI), and approximately half of those injuries are sustained because of a traumatic event like a motor vehicle crash or fall. UBC Okanagan’s Dr. Christopher West first became involved in SCI research during his Master of Science at Brunel University London, where he worked with […]
By Breeonne Baxter on October 27, 2022
Dr. Megan Levings and her team at UBC are engineering cell-based therapies that could transform the way we treat everything from Type 1 diabetes to multiple sclerosis We often treat immune-based diseases with drugs that help alleviate symptoms. But what if we could target the root cause of these diseases by modifying our body’s cells […]
By Breeonne Baxter on October 5, 2022
Establishing a sense of place—letting visitors dig right into the soil and smell the earth where the grapes are grown for their wine—is one strategy wineries can use to revive lagging tourism numbers coming out of the pandemic, new research from UBC Okanagan reveals. Research Associate Darcen Esau and supervisor Dr. Donna Senese, an Associate […]
By Breeonne Baxter on September 20, 2022
Please visit https://www.msl.ubc.ca/honing-the-immune-cell-production-pipeline-how-zandstra-lab-researchers-are-advancing-cellular-therapy/ to read the story.
By Breeonne Baxter on September 12, 2022
UBC’s Dr. Jian Liu and his team are developing safer, more powerful batteries for electric cars, solar panels and more—and building a western Canadian supply chain to ensure renewable energy security Many of us are feeling the pinch of rising gas prices. But few of us ever think about the price of lithium, which helps […]