UBC signs MOU for mining tire research

October 19, 2016

The University of British Columbia has signed an MOU with Kal Tire Mining Group that will see UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering collaborate with the company to develop new technologies for the mining tire industry. The MOU covers a three-term period that will see significant investment from Kal Tire in mutually beneficial areas of research, which may include everything from robotics and metallurgical design to environmentally-responsible ways to use recycled tire materials. Individual researchers will submit their project ideas for consideration to a small committee that represents both Kal Tire and UBCO's School of Engineering. “As a campus committed to innovation, we look forward to bringing our research expertise to bear in this exciting new partnership,” said Deborah Buszard, deputy vice-chancellor and principal of UBC’s Okanagan campus. “We see this partnership as another key step in our goal of helping to advance economic development opportunities in our region.” Castanet | Vernon Morning Star | UBCO