Trial drug can significantly block early stages of COVID-19 in engineered human tissues
An international team led by University of British Columbia researcher Dr. Josef Penninger has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts.
Apr 2, 2020
Feedback-based policy can help manage COVID-19 more effectively
A team of applied science researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a systematic feedback strategy they say can help public health authorities in their efforts to contain COVID-19 over the next several months.E
Mar 31, 2020
Webinar: UBC experts on how to reduce COVID-19 anxiety
The rapid spread of COVID-19 has impacted the global psyche in a way not seen in generations.
Mar 31, 2020
Q&A: UBC researchers warn of dangers of air pollution during COVID-19 outbreak
With all attention on COVID-19 and concerns about the capacity of our health care system to cope, emphasis has rightly been placed on social distancing, handwashing and increasing hospital capacity.
Mar 30, 2020
UBC experts on what to read when you’re stuck at home
The COVID-19 outbreak has forced a lot of us out of the daily grind, leaving us with time to re-discover leisurely reading. Fortunately, UBC experts in creative writing and English literature read a lot of books.
Mar 26, 2020
How globalization stoked fear of disease during the Romantic era
In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the word “communication” had several meanings. People used it to talk about both media and the spread of disease, as we do today, but also to describe transport—via carriages, canals and shipping.
Mar 25, 2020
More UBC researchers receive federal funding to study COVID-19
Five research teams at the University of British Columbia are collectively receiving $2.3 million in federal funding for research to help tackle the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mar 24, 2020
The post-pandemic city: UBC expert on how the coronavirus will impact future cities
The current COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing the way we live and the way we work. Do these changes signal long-lasting impacts on the design and architecture of our cities? We spoke to UBC professor Patrick Condon.
Mar 23, 2020
Myth busting: Setting the record straight on ibuprofen and COVID-19
In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been a wave of fear and misinformation related to the use of anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin)
Mar 23, 2020
UBC psychology study to examine how people worldwide cope with COVID-19 outbreak
The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted everyone in Canada and around the world. Health officials are asking people to practice social distancing to slow the spread of the virus, and this unprecedented series of events has dramatically changed our social landscape.
Mar 20, 2020
Why we need to live in social quilts, not echo chambers in times of COVID-19
Fake news is a growing phenomenon, and its impact on people, politics and public health, seems greater than ever before. With the advent of social media, misinformation about COVID-19, can reach huge audiences and circulate very quickly.
Mar 19, 2020
8% of school-age children have thought about or attempted suicide
Eight in every 100 school-age children have experienced suicidal ideas and behaviours, according to one of the largest studies on childhood mental health.
Mar 13, 2020
Meet the UBC master’s grad who watched Cats four times—all in the name of scholarship
This Saturday, the 40th annual Golden Raspberry Awards, or the Razzies, will honour the worst films of 2019. Jared Aronoff wrote his master’s thesis on bad cinema to earn an M.A. in cinema and media studies from UBC’s department of theatre and film.
Mar 11, 2020
Coronavirus research accelerates
UBC researchers are getting more than $2.8 million in grants from the federal government to study COVID-19.
Mar 6, 2020
U.S. and Canadian athletes descend on UBC for seventh annual logger sports competition
Thirty athletes from the U.S. and Canada will compete in the seventh annual Great Canadian Classic, an annual logger sports competition that celebrates B.C.’s forestry heritage.
Mar 5, 2020
UBC experts on International Women’s Day
UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to International Women’s Day.
Mar 5, 2020
UBC experts on Daylight Saving Time
Daylight saving time in Canada starts at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 8. Last year, the province of British Columbia introduced measures to end seasonal time changes.
Mar 4, 2020
Genetic variants place Asians at higher risk of side effects to common medications
From commonly prescribed drugs for gout through to depression, there’s growing evidence that Asians are at a higher risk of side effects from many medications due to their genetic makeup.
Mar 3, 2020
UBC student discovers 17 new planets, including potentially habitable, Earth-sized world
UBC astronomy student Michelle Kunimoto has discovered 17 new planets, including a potentially habitable, Earth-sized world, by combing through data gathered by NASA’s Kepler mission.
Feb 28, 2020