By Bud Mortenson on September 4, 2019
The age-old technique of dressing in layers is a tried and tested way to protect from the elements. Now thanks to $1.5M in new funding for UBC’s Okanagan campus, researchers are pushing the practice to new limits by creating a high-tech body armour solution with multiple layers of protection against diverse threats.
By Patty Wellborn on August 21, 2019
Researchers at UBC Okanagan are collaborating with Fenix Advanced Materials of Trail, BC, to design and develop a battery that is smaller and more powerful than what’s currently available.
By Bud Mortenson on July 24, 2019
A group of UBC Okanagan students have won the opportunity to launch a science experiment into the stratosphere with help from the Canadian Space Agency.
By Bud Mortenson on July 23, 2019
In the search for cleaner and more efficient energy, researchers from UBC and the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada are investigating the benefits of injecting hydrogen into natural gas distribution networks.
By Patty Wellborn on July 18, 2019
A formal partnership between UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College has established a Green Construction Research and Training Centre (GCRTC) that will provide new research options and create hands-on practical training opportunities for students.
By Sam Charles on June 12, 2019
New research currently underway at UBC Okanagan and Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) aims to develop hybrid nancomposites for bone tissue regeneration literally from the ground up.
By Patty Wellborn on May 27, 2019
Researchers from the UBC Okanagan School of Engineering have determined motorists tended to give cyclists wearing high-visibility vests more room on the road, compared to cyclists without high-visibility clothing.
By nathan skolski on April 26, 2019
Scraping an icy windshield can be a seasonal struggle for those that live in colder climates. But engineers from UBC’s Okanagan campus are aiming to ease that winter frustration with a new surface coating that can shed ice from large areas using little effort.
By nathan skolski on April 25, 2019
A simple injection that can help regrow damaged tissue has long been the dream of physicians and patients alike. A new study from researchers at UBC Okanagan takes a big step towards making that dream a reality with a device that makes encapsulating cells much faster, cheaper and more effective.