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.
By Nathan Skolski on February 27, 2020
UBC Okanagan announced today that Engineering Professor Cigdem Eskicioglu has been named the Senior Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in advanced resource recovery from wastewater.
By Patty Wellborn on February 5, 2020
During a typical Canadian winter, snow accumulation and melt—combined with sudden rainfalls—can lead to bottlenecks in storm drains that can cause flooding. Researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus have been examining urban stormwater drainage systems, and they too have concerns about the resilience of many urban drainage systems.
By Patty Wellborn on December 4, 2019
With many of the products we use every day held together by adhesives, researchers from UBC’s Okanagan Campus and the University of Victoria hope to make everything from clothing to medical implants and residential plumbing stronger and more corrosion-resistant thanks to a newly-developed ‘hyper glue’ formula.
By Nathan Skolski on November 15, 2019
UBC’s Okanagan campus will be host to Kelowna City Council as they hold their first-ever official city council meeting away from City Hall. Mayor Colin Basran and Kelowna's eight city councillors will be on campus for the meeting, which is free and open to the public.
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.