School of Engineering

Professor Abbas Milani joins the Royal Society of Canada

Professor Abbas Milani joins the Royal Society of Canada

Professor Abbas Milani one of nine UBC faculty elected to the Royal Society of Canada.

UBC Okanagan helps Arc’teryx stay green and dry with next-generation water-repellent fabrics

UBC Okanagan helps Arc’teryx stay green and dry with next-generation water-repellent fabrics

A sustainable, non-toxic and high-performance water-repellent fabric has long been the holy grail of outdoor enthusiasts and clothing companies alike.

UBCO researchers create liquid-repelling substance that works on all surfaces

UBCO researchers create liquid-repelling substance that works on all surfaces

Acting like an invisible force field, a new liquid coating being developed by UBC Okanagan researchers may provide an extra layer of protection for front-line workers.

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. 

Research collaborations tackle challenges faced by rural BC residents

Research collaborations tackle challenges faced by rural BC residents

Supported by the Interior University Research Coalition’s (IURC) Regional/Rural/Remote Communities (R3C) Collaborative Research Grant, three Interior university research teams will address the complex problems faced by British Columbians who live outside large metropolitan areas.

UBCO engineers look at ways to power electric vehicles sustainably

UBCO engineers look at ways to power electric vehicles sustainably

New research from UBC Okanagan aims to improve the efficiency and cost associated with charging electric vehicles.

Connecting the Okanagan through a ‘one water approach’

Connecting the Okanagan through a ‘one water approach’

Researchers at UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering are launching a community-focused research program as they seek to assess the performance of water utilities and municipalities across the Okanagan Valley.

UBCO and Okanagan water board team up to address flood mitigation ideas

UBCO and Okanagan water board team up to address flood mitigation ideas

With many eyes on rising lake levels these days, UBC researchers are partnering with the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) to develop new policy and planning tools to address flooding in the Okanagan Valley.

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.

Say goodbye to power outages, says UBC Okanagan engineer

Say goodbye to power outages, says UBC Okanagan engineer

With the goal of eliminating brownouts and blackouts, new research from UBC’s Okanagan School of Engineering is redesigning how electricity is distributed within power grids.