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Finding new life for non-recyclable rubber and plastics
Finding new life for non-recyclable rubber and plastics
January 25, 2022
Now, researchers at UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering are collaborating to develop an innovative use for non-recyclable plastic and rubber waste. In fact, these materials, mostly from cars and sporting goods, are emerging as key components in batteries and other energy storage solutions.

Alum takes high school students under her wing
Alum takes high school students under her wing
January 14, 2022
Vancouver Island University (VIU) alum Samuelle Simard-Provençal led a bird banding demonstration in September 2021 to allow girls and Indigenous youth to learn about biological sciences and the different career paths they can pursue.