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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.

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. 

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.

Shaylene Dekock-Kruger (BASc ’20, Electrical) is an Electrical Designer at BC Hydro.

Dr. Rehan Sadiq’s appointment as Executive Associate Dean of the School of Engineering has been extended by five years effective July 1, 2020. 

The School of Engineering is pleased to announce that Dr.Sumi Siddiqua has been appointed as  Associate Director, Graduate Studies commencing July 1, 2020.


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