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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. 

Collaboration helps frontline workers see clearly during long hours at work

Collaboration helps frontline workers see clearly during long hours at work

A tweet for help, a response from a researcher, and a collaboration with a safety products manufacturing company have frontline healthcare workers at Kelowna General Hospital seeing clearly through their protective face shields.

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.

New ‘hyper glue’ formula developed by UBCO and UVic researchers

New ‘hyper glue’ formula developed by UBCO and UVic researchers

With many of the products we use every day held together by adhesives, researchers from UBC’s Okanagan Campus and the University of Victoria hope to make everything from clothing to medical implants and residential plumbing stronger and more corrosion-resistant thanks to a newly-developed ‘hyper glue’ formula.