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Province partners with Interior universities for COVID-19 research solutions

Province partners with Interior universities for COVID-19 research solutions

The BC Ministry of Health is investing in BC Interior research universities to understand the harmful effects of COVID-19 and mitigate its impact on communities across the province.

Breakthrough design at UBCO vastly improves mechanical heart valve

Breakthrough design at UBCO vastly improves mechanical heart valve

New research coming out of UBC’s Okanagan campus may take the current ‘gold standard’ for heart valves to a new level of reliability.

New tool removes chemotherapy drugs from water systems

New tool removes chemotherapy drugs from water systems

‘What goes in, must come out’ is a familiar refrain. It is especially pertinent to the challenges facing UBC researchers who are investigating methods to remove chemicals and pharmaceuticals from public water systems.

UBCO team creates live technology to track shipping containers

UBCO team creates live technology to track shipping containers

Class project may change the entire shipping industry A UBCO student project developed a method to make shipping containers immediately identifiable by using artificial intelligence. With hundreds of thousands of packages and shipments crossing the globe, especially during the holiday season, the industry has turned to UBC Okanagan researchers to develop better ways to track […]

UBCO research takes the chill off icy build-up on planes and wind turbines

UBCO research takes the chill off icy build-up on planes and wind turbines

New UBC Okanagan research is changing the way aircraft and wind turbine operators are addressing the risks related to ice build-up.

UBCO researchers suggest stool transplants can battle serious infections

UBCO researchers suggest stool transplants can battle serious infections

Genetic analysis helps ensure successful fecal microbiota transplants

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.