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UBC Okanagan researchers design next-generation water-repellent fabrics
UBC Okanagan helps Arc’teryx stay green and dry with next-generation water-repellent fabrics. Researchers at the Okanagan Polymer Engineering Research & Applications (OPERA) Lab have developed a non-toxic water-repellent coating integrated into fabric that could replace PFC-based coatings.
Aug 14, 2020
More parents plan to get flu shot for kids this fall
New research from University of British Columbia researchers suggests the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may drive more parents to immunize their children against the upcoming seasonal influenza strain.
Aug 13, 2020
Professor Santa J. Ono reappointed as president and vice-chancellor of UBC
Professor Santa J. Ono has been appointed to a second five-year term as president and vice-chancellor of the University of British Columbia, the university announced today.
Aug 11, 2020
Staying fire-smart in the era of COVID-19
Nearly 100 wildfires are burning across B.C. following the recent wave of hot and dry weather. With the COVID-19 pandemic still upon us and primarily affecting people’s respiratory tracts, minimizing accidental wildfires is critical. We asked UBC faculty of forestry wildfire expert Lori Daniels what can be done.
Aug 11, 2020
What will our cities look like after COVID-19?
The past few months have been a highly unusual time for cities as people sheltered in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. UBC planning experts Jordi Honey-Rosés and Erick Villagomez analyzed the implications of these changes on city planning and space design.
Aug 6, 2020
Canadians wary of new technologies that allow employers to spy on staff
Emerging surveillance technologies designed to help employers monitor the productivity of staff are largely viewed by the public as unreasonable and intrusive, according to new UBC research. Resistance was especially high for those technologies that are difficult to connect directly to performance measurement.
Aug 5, 2020
Why tuition is not being reduced at UBC
Tuition supports UBC by funding the university’s core expenses, including faculty and staff salaries, student financial aid, student services, libraries, information technology, infrastructure investment, and administration across both campuses.
Aug 4, 2020
Early Mars was covered in ice sheets, not flowing rivers
A large number of the valley networks scarring Mars’s surface were carved by water melting beneath glacial ice, not by free-flowing rivers as previously thought, according to new UBC research.
Aug 3, 2020