By Patty Wellborn on March 16, 2021
With increasing global efforts to adopt clean energy, developing sustainable storage systems has become a major challenge in getting electric vehicles on the road and integrating intermittent renewable energy resources into the grid.
By Patty Wellborn on January 7, 2021
A new public gallery, creative innovation spaces, a public engagement and learning suite and other community-accessible facilities are being considered for UBC Okanagan’s downtown Kelowna site.
By Nathan Skolski on December 3, 2020
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
By Nathan Skolski on November 30, 2020
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.
By Nathan Skolski on October 8, 2020
With the physical and mental well-being of UBC Okanagan students and the community top of mind, the Stober Family have donated $1 million to support student scholarships, research and community health initiatives over the next five years.
By Patty Wellborn on July 15, 2020
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.
By Patty Wellborn on June 29, 2020
The renowned wine region of BC’s Okanagan Valley now boasts a new research hub, as UBC shifts the headquarters of its acclaimed Wine Research Centre (WRC) from its Vancouver campus to its Kelowna-based campus.
By Nathan Skolski on June 3, 2020
UBC, together with the City of Kelowna, announced today a significant new university presence in downtown Kelowna with plans for a mixed-use development featuring community-facing academic space, office space and university rental housing.
By Patty Wellborn on May 21, 2020
A tweet for help, a response from a researcher, and a collaboration with a safety products manufacturing company have frontline healthcare workers at Kelowna General Hospital seeing clearly through their protective face shields.
By Patty Wellborn on April 14, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted everyone in Canada and around the world. While people are being asked to stay at home and maintain social distancing, a UBC Okanagan professor is collecting data about people’s travel habits.