Research Excellence

New UBC water treatment zaps ‘forever chemicals’ for good

Mar 21, 2023 | Announcement

Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new water treatment that removes “forever chemicals” from drinking water safely, efficiently – and for good.

UBC Applied Science and Teck announce $4M for mine tailings research and education

Mar 06, 2023 | Announcement

UBC Applied Science and Teck announced a $4 million investment into a new professorship focused on enhancing safety and sustainability in mine tailings management.

UBCO researchers improve cell service by using 'smart' surfaces

Castanet | Mar 03, 2023 | Media coverage

UBCO engineering professor Dr. Anas Chaaban is leading research into ways to improve wireless communications using smart surfaces, which can improve network sensing abilities.

Researchers test smart surfaces to improve wireless communication and localization

Mar 03, 2023 | Announcement

UBC Okanagan researchers are testing reconfigurable intelligent surfaces—smart surfaces—that can serve as reflectors to improve cell service with existing wireless networks.

Finding new life for plastic waste

Feb 24, 2023 | Announcement

UBC Okanagan's Dr. Mohammad Arjmand and his interdisciplinary research team are exploring solutions to the world’s obsession with plastics

CIHR funds UBC Applied Science research on climate resilience, more effective vaccines

Feb 08, 2023 | Announcement

Nine projects led by UBC Applied Science-affiliated researchers are being awarded more than $3.6 million through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grants: Fall 2022 competition.

UBCO engineers examine drinking water management strategies

Feb 01, 2023 | Announcement

UBC Okanagan researcher Haroon Mian and his fellow researchers have developed an integrated assessment framework that combines water quality with lifecycle assessment techniques.

Interdisciplinary health research involving UBC Applied Science awarded $225,000

Jan 12, 2023 | Announcement

Nine interdisciplinary research projects affiliated with UBC Applied Science are each receiving up to $25,000 in funding for innovative health research.

Reframing masculinity: Connecting men to mental health supports that work

Dec 21, 2022 | Announcement

Dr. John Oliffe, founder and lead researcher of the Men's Health Research Program at UBC, is working to provide science-backed mental health resources for men as well as help men build better relationships.

Celebrating diversity and fostering inclusion to improve the health of 2SLGBTQ+ youth

Dec 19, 2022 | Announcement

Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc, Executive Director of the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) at UBC explores the question of how we can create more inclusive and supportive environments for 2SLGBTQ+ youth.

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