Student teams qualify for global hackathon finals
By Sam Charles on February 14, 2022
Two School of Engineering APSC 169 student-led teams have qualified for the finals of the World Engineering Day Hackathon.
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Inaugural Recipients of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Impact Funding Announced
By Sam Charles on April 23, 2021
Winning teams selected to receive funding to launch student-led start-ups to solve real-world problems as part of the School of Engineering’s Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Impact Fund.
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A new real-time method could identify possible E. coli contamination faster
By Sam Charles on August 21, 2020
New research from UBC Okanagan could allow lettuce farmers to better identify the risk of contamination in irrigation for their crops.
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New funding to address flooding mitigation and response in the Okanagan
By Sam Charles on April 20, 2020
UBC researchers are partnering with the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) to develop new policy and planning tools to address flooding in the Okanagan Valley.
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Detecting water contamination faster
By Sam Charles on September 16, 2019
New research has uncovered a new, fast and highly-accurate means of measuring contaminants in water. It could mean rapid detection of different types of contaminants that current methods may miss including low-levels of pesticides and hydrocarbons.
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New sensor could change the way liquids are measured and monitored on a micro-scale
By Sam Charles on February 14, 2018
Using an innovative type of flow sensor, researchers at the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia have uncovered a new way to measure flow rates.
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Engineering researchers join Canadian Water Network
By Sam Charles on September 19, 2014
Grad students take the opportunity to learn about challenges facing the country’s water resources, including the Okanagan Valley.
Posted in General, Spotlight | Tagged Canadian Water Network, CWN, Nilufar Islam, Rehan Sadiq, Tim Hurley, water | Leave a response
Graduate student Nilufar Islam earns $70,000 grant to study water quality
By Sam Charles on July 22, 2013
Civil engineer aims to ensure distribution networks deliver clean water.
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UBC engineers develop program to preempt underground water-main failure
By Sam Charles on May 29, 2013
Further research may expand use into the oil and gas pipeline industry.
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Engineering students present research at year-end poster contest
By Sam Charles on April 15, 2013
Winners selected by faculty and industry partners.
Posted in General, Spotlight | Tagged Anant Parghi, David Kadish, Deborah Roberts, ENBALA, Karen D. Robles Arellano, Malcolm Metcalfe, Mojtaba Komeili, Mostafizur Rahaman, Nilufar Islam, Nima Moazen, Ouldooz Balazadegan, research, water | 2 Responses