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The summer of 2017 broke new records in BC, but not for good reasons: the forest fire season recorded the largest total burnt area, largest number of evacuees, and the largest single fire in BC’s history. It’s something that was close to home for recent UBCO graduate Blago Hristovski, who was raised in Kelowna and […]
UBC and community aim to provide secure storage for Kelowna’s homeless Shopping carts used by Kelowna’s homeless are going high-tech thanks to engineers at UBC’s Okanagan campus. In a unique industry-university-community project, Kelowna-based Waterplay Solutions, Metro Community Church, the RCMP, City of Kelowna, and UBC’s School of Engineering are hoping to develop a personal belongings […]
Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group and the University of British Columbia have formed a research partnership that will allow the two organizations to collaborate in developing technology and innovative solutions for the mining tire industry. In the recently-signed memorandum of understanding (MOU), both parties agree to pursue research and innovation as part of a partnership […]
One man’s junk is another man’s treasure- or research materials in Shahria Alam’s case. Shahria, assistant professor at the School of Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus, is researching how industrial waste can be recycled into new-generation concrete.