Mathematics

Extreme opinions can impact the spread of a pandemic, says UBC prof

Extreme opinions can impact the spread of a pandemic, says UBC prof

Understanding how disease is passed from one individual to another has long been key to protecting populations from diseases like COVID-19.

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

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

Planets, poverty, peace and powerful batteries. The science and activism behind all of these are tied together this year by the lasting legacy of Alfred Nobel’s annual recognition for game-changes.

UBCO students put cosmic ray research aloft

UBCO students put cosmic ray research aloft

A group of UBC Okanagan students have won the opportunity to launch a science experiment into the stratosphere with help from the Canadian Space Agency.

Three UBC Okanagan students awarded women in tech scholarships

Three UBC Okanagan students awarded women in tech scholarships

In BC, women make up 20 per cent of the high-tech workforce, far less than the national average according to the BC Tech Association. But those statistics are changing thanks in part to three young women from UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Double degrees add up to top Pushor Mitchell recognition

Double degrees add up to top Pushor Mitchell recognition

Things have been adding up for Dana Klamut since she began her academic career at UBC’s Okanagan campus five years ago.

UBC mathematician wins Governor General’s gold medal

UBC mathematician wins Governor General’s gold medal

A math whiz, who moved with her family more than 10,000 kilometers to continue her education, is UBC’s recipient of the gold 2017 Governor General Academic Medal—one of Canada’s most prestigious academic awards.

More than 1,650 students graduate from UBC Okanagan this week

More than 1,650 students graduate from UBC Okanagan this week

For many, it’s one of the biggest milestones of their lives—graduating from university. At UBC’s Okanagan campus, nearly 1,650 students will reach that milestone this week as the university gears up for six convocation ceremonies.

UBC instructor uses math to investigate possibility of time travel

UBC instructor uses math to investigate possibility of time travel

Mathematical model of a TARDIS takes the ‘fiction’ out of science fiction.

Community celebrates research at UBC Okanagan

Community celebrates research at UBC Okanagan

From advances in chronic disease interventions to improving wireless communications, innovative research projects at UBC Okanagan are attracting national attention.

Barely-educated humans impact bear behaviour

Barely-educated humans impact bear behaviour

The American black bear can rest easier thanks to conservation research conducted at UBC’s Okanagan campus. A recent study indicates that while urban sprawl results in more human-bear interactions, human education can hinder negative encounters.