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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.

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