Interdisciplinary health research with UBC Engineering awarded $175,000
Jan 12, 2023 | Announcement
Seven interdisciplinary research projects involving UBC Engineering are each receiving $25,000 in funding for innovative health research.
UBCO engineers dive into local flood recovery, prevention
Dec 16, 2022 | Announcement
UBC Okanagan engineers have created measures to help municipalities mitigate damage from future climate-related disasters. They developed recommendations and best practices to improve flood resilience within communities in Canada.
UBC engineers want to save whales from drowning… in noise
Dec 15, 2022 | Announcement
Chronic ship noise can lead to stress, hearing loss and feeding problems for marine mammals like whales, dolphins and porpoises. UBC Engineering researchers Dr. Rajeev Jaiman and Dr. Jasmin Jelovica are diving in to help address the issue.
Unlocking material solutions from nature
Nov 23, 2022 | Announcement
UBC's BioProducts Institute is a research centre dedicated to unlocking the full potential of nature-based materials like trees, plants, agricultural residuals and waste biomass, to engineer solutions for textiles and plastic alternatives.
UBC Okanagan Engineering leads research to explore new net zero home
Nov 17, 2022 | Announcement
UBCO School of Engineering collaborating with Okanagan College, community partners, to create an energy-efficient, high-performance home to achieve net zero energy.
UBC research could help astronauts eat well on future Mars missions
Nov 09, 2022 | Announcement
Dr. John Frostad, an assistant professor in chemical and biological engineering who studies the science of food, leads a team that is creating new ways of encapsulating omega-3 fatty acids so that they can go the distance.
UBCO Engineering research says a change in work habits is costing employees money
Nov 02, 2022 | Announcement
Residential energy use on the increase as more people work from home, says Dr. Mahmudur Fatmi and Mohamad Ali Khalil from UBCO's School of Engineering.
Why new research in concrete could save BC homes
Oct 20, 2022 | Announcement
Structural engineer Dr. Lisa Tobber from UBC's Faculty of Applied Science is researching how to make concrete buildings safer and more resilient. She is receiving the BC Housing Professorship in Resilient Reinforced Concrete Buildings for her…
Roots are taking shape for UBC Okanagan’s Indigenous Micro-Forest
Sep 28, 2022 | Announcement
A project to establish a self-sustainable micro-forest on the UBC Okanagan campus, guided by traditional Indigenous ecological knowledge, has been granted funding from UBC's Indigenous Strategic Initiatives Fund.
The science of a city's summer smells
CBC Quirks and Quarks | Sep 27, 2022 | Media coverage
Davi de Ferreyro Monticelli, a PhD student working with mechanical engineering professor Dr. Naomi Zimmerman, discussed driving a mobile air pollution lab around the city as part of UBC's "Smell Vancouver" program.