Research

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. 

UBCO research team sniffs out competing cannabis breathalyzers

UBCO research team sniffs out competing cannabis breathalyzers

It’s only a matter of time before breath detection devices, targeting drivers who are too high to drive, will be in the hands of enforcement agencies.

From heart evolution to greenhouse gas

From heart evolution to greenhouse gas

UBCO stories you may have missed in 2019 UBCO Okanagan has grown to a student population of more than 10,000. With this growth, has come new research opportunities—currently there are more than 1,600 active projects. UBCO researchers are challenging established assumptions, innovating solutions and creating new knowledge that will have broad impacts on our society. […]

New, safe models of clothing donation bins heading back to the streets

New, safe models of clothing donation bins heading back to the streets

UBC Okanagan engineering students have solved the problem that took several lives and cost Canadian charities thousands of dollars of lost income. This time last year, charities across Canada pulled their clothing donation bins off the street after a number of people had climbed inside the bins and died. “When this last death happened in […]