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UBCO researchers team up with industry partner to clear the air

UBCO researchers team up with industry partner to clear the air

UBC Okanagan researchers are collaborating with Kelowna-based Care Health Meditech to develop a new device that isolates and eliminates airborne droplets and germs associated with COVID-19 and other illnesses. 

UBC Okanagan uncorks new Wine Research Centre headquarters

UBC Okanagan uncorks new Wine Research Centre headquarters

The renowned wine region of BC’s Okanagan Valley now boasts a new research hub, as UBC shifts the headquarters of its acclaimed Wine Research Centre (WRC) from its Vancouver campus to its Kelowna-based campus.

UBCO professor researching the impact of COVID-19 on travel restrictions

UBCO professor researching the impact of COVID-19 on travel restrictions

The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted everyone in Canada and around the world. While people are being asked to stay at home and maintain social distancing, a UBC Okanagan professor is collecting data about people’s travel habits.

UBC Okanagan awarded Industrial Research Chair in advanced resource recovery from wastewater

UBC Okanagan awarded Industrial Research Chair in advanced resource recovery from wastewater

UBC Okanagan announced today that Engineering Professor Cigdem Eskicioglu has been named the Senior Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in advanced resource recovery from wastewater.

Extreme weather conditions can tax urban drainage systems to the max

Extreme weather conditions can tax urban drainage systems to the max

During a typical Canadian winter, snow accumulation and melt—combined with sudden rainfalls—can lead to bottlenecks in storm drains that can cause flooding. Researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus have been examining urban stormwater drainage systems, and they too have concerns about the resilience of many urban drainage systems.

UBC Okanagan awarded $1.5M to develop high-performance body armour

UBC Okanagan awarded $1.5M to develop high-performance body armour

The age-old technique of dressing in layers is a tried and tested way to protect from the elements. Now thanks to $1.5M in new funding for UBC’s Okanagan campus, researchers are pushing the practice to new limits by creating a high-tech body armour solution with multiple layers of protection against diverse threats.

UBCO teams with industry to develop next-generation battery

UBCO teams with industry to develop next-generation battery

Researchers at UBC Okanagan are collaborating with Fenix Advanced Materials of Trail, BC, to design and develop a battery that is smaller and more powerful than what’s currently available.

Researchers examine how hydrogen affects natural gas combustion

Researchers examine how hydrogen affects natural gas combustion

In the search for cleaner and more efficient energy, researchers from UBC and the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada are investigating the benefits of injecting hydrogen into natural gas distribution networks.