Research

UBCO engineers look at ways to power electric vehicles sustainably

UBCO engineers look at ways to power electric vehicles sustainably

New research from UBC Okanagan aims to improve the efficiency and cost associated with charging electric vehicles.

Say goodbye to power outages, says UBC Okanagan engineer

Say goodbye to power outages, says UBC Okanagan engineer

With the goal of eliminating brownouts and blackouts, new research from UBC’s Okanagan School of Engineering is redesigning how electricity is distributed within power grids.

UBCO research team sniffs out competing cannabis breathalyzers

UBCO research team sniffs out competing cannabis breathalyzers

It’s only a matter of time before breath detection devices, targeting drivers who are too high to drive, will be in the hands of enforcement agencies.

Researchers test common garden practice on lodgepole pine forests

Researchers test common garden practice on lodgepole pine forests

New research suggests a backyard gardener’s tried and true method of ‘thinning’ could be beneficiary to tree growth and water supply, and ultimately help fight climate change.

Extreme weather conditions can tax urban drainage systems to the max

Extreme weather conditions can tax urban drainage systems to the max

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.

UBCO collaboration with RCMP recognizes importance of reporting child abuse

UBCO collaboration with RCMP recognizes importance of reporting child abuse

A special working relationship between a UBC grad student, the RCMP and the Kelowna Child Advocacy Centre may lead to enhanced support and faster treatment for victims of child abuse.

UBC-developed sensor provides next-generation ice detection

UBC-developed sensor provides next-generation ice detection

A new sensor, that can detect ice accumulation in real-time, might be a game-changer when it comes to airline safety and efficiency.

Researchers examine how hydrogen affects natural gas combustion

Researchers examine how hydrogen affects natural gas combustion

In the search for cleaner and more efficient energy, researchers from UBC and the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada are investigating the benefits of injecting hydrogen into natural gas distribution networks.