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Proverbial wolf can’t blow down modern timber high-rises, says UBCO researchers

Proverbial wolf can’t blow down modern timber high-rises, says UBCO researchers

With an increasing demand for a more sustainable alternative for high-rise construction, new research from UBC Okanagan, in collaboration with Western University and FPInnovations, points to timber as a sustainable and effective way to make tall, high-density, and renewable buildings.

New UBCO research suggests recycled concrete could be a sustainable way to keep rubble out of landfills

New UBCO research suggests recycled concrete could be a sustainable way to keep rubble out of landfills

Results of a new five-year study of recycled concrete show that it performs as well, and in several cases even better, than conventional concrete.

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.

UBC Okanagan celebrates the class of 2020

UBC Okanagan celebrates the class of 2020

UBC Okanagan’s Convocation of 2020 will go down in history as a unique event. Instead of students, parents and faculty joining together on campus, the celebrations will be held virtually.

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.

UBC Okanagan alumnus produces medical face shields for Health Canada

UBC Okanagan alumnus produces medical face shields for Health Canada

UBC Okanagan alumnus, Ephraim Nowak has mobilized his Kelowna company to produce more than 1,000 face shields per day in an effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.