Research Clusters

Our Clusters of Research Excellence are interdisciplinary networks of researchers focused on solving key challenges facing society.

These leading researchers are working closely together on problems that transcend traditional boundaries. Clusters may involve UBC researchers from both our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, in addition to collaborators from other industry, community and institutional partners.

The Eminence Program funds each Cluster of Research Excellence for three years. This initial investment is designed to catalyze research and knowledge creation initiatives at UBC Okanagan to attract further external opportunities.

Research Clusters funded in 2022/23

Meet our newest Clusters of Research Excellence—the sixth cohort funded by the Office of the Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation.

Battery Innovation 

Creating robust and sustainable battery technology to accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions in Canada.

Build Better

Contributing to affordable and widespread housing construction that is ecologically sustainable and disaster resilient.

Living with Wildfire in the BC Southern Interior

Integrating academic disciplines and Indigenous knowledge to research better ways of living with wildfire in the BC Interior.

Solar Energy for Net Zero

Harnessing, converting, and storing the sun’s abundant energy to combat climate change through sustainable energy technologies.