Research Excellence

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.

Canada Research Chair awarded to UBC Nursing associate professor

Nov 18, 2022 | Announcement

Dr. Emily Jenkins, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, has been awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Socioecological Approaches to Mental Health and Substance Use. She is one of 15 UBC researchers appointed to a new chair.

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.

Research Review: Dr. Julia Harten

CiTR | Sep 23, 2022 | Media coverage

Dr. Julia Harten, assistant professor in the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, discussed her research on China’s shared rental market, and her experience with "bed rentals" in urban cities.

UBC Applied Science projects receive $3M in research infrastructure investment

Sep 22, 2022 | Announcement

Twenty Applied Science-led research projects receive $3M in funding for research infrastructure and innovation from BC Knowledge Development Fund and the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

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