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UBC invites wine lovers to learn and wine taste virtually

UBC invites wine lovers to learn and wine taste virtually

Celebrate National Rosé Day with local wineries at a free wine tasting event What: Rosés of the Okanagan, virtual wine tasting event Who: Winemakers, winery owners, UBC alumni and wine experts When: Saturday, June 12 starting at 4:30 p.m. Where: Zoom webinar UBC’s alumni association is raising a glass to toast the university’s many alumni […]

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Could breadfruit be the next superfood? UBC researchers say yes

Could breadfruit be the next superfood? UBC researchers say yes

A fruit used for centuries in countries around the world is getting the nutritional thumbs-up from a team of British Columbia researchers.

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.

Make-believe zombie apocalypse puts UBC professors to the test

Make-believe zombie apocalypse puts UBC professors to the test

For many, the question of who to bring along in order to rebuild human civilization during a zombie apocalypse has gone unanswered for too long. Now, six UBC Okanagan professors, all from different fields of expertise, aim to settle the issue once and for all—or at least until next year—as they prepare for the second annual Life Raft Debate.

UBC Okanagan professors explain the science of wine

UBC Okanagan professors explain the science of wine

UBC researchers are taking the opportunity to explain what’s going on in their research labs, in a series of talks hosted in conjunction with this year’s BC Pinot Noir Celebration.  

Chemistry professor wins top prize for contributions to chemistry education

Chemistry professor wins top prize for contributions to chemistry education

Associate professor of chemistry, Stephen McNeil, has been awarded the Chemical Institute of Canada Award for Chemistry Education. Presented to one person, annually, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to education at the post-secondary level in the field of chemistry or chemical engineering. McNeil was selected for his work in leading a reform of the content […]

UBC professors explain the brilliance behind this year’s Nobel Prize winners

UBC professors explain the brilliance behind this year’s Nobel Prize winners

On December 10, thousands of miles away from the Okanagan, world leaders will gather in both Stockholm and Oslo to watch the 2018 Nobel Prizes be officially awarded.

Researchers investigate cannabis-infused beverages

Researchers investigate cannabis-infused beverages

A unique partnership between UBC Okanagan, the British Columbia Institute of Technology and a private company, has opened the door for the research and development of a cannabis-infused beverage.

THC amounts identical in most cannabis strains, UBC study finds

THC amounts identical in most cannabis strains, UBC study finds

A rose by any other name is still a rose. The same, it turns out, can be said for cannabis.