Beyond COVID-19: How mRNA technology could transform how we treat disease
Dr. Anna Blakney, assistant professor at UBC’s Michael Smith Laboratories and school of biomedical engineering, describes how mRNA technology could transform how we treat disease.
Aug 4, 2021
UBC-grown biotech companies lead global pandemic efforts
Millions of Canadians have received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, but what many may not realize is that a key component of the injection was developed right here at UBC.
Apr 26, 2021
Cloud computing support accelerates COVID-19 vaccine improvements
For the last 11 months, UBC biochemistry and molecular biology professor Prof.. Leonard Foster (he/him/his) and his team have been studying how SARS-CoV-2 – the virus responsible for COVID-19 – attacks the human body, in hopes of developing a more targeted vaccine with fewer side effects.
Apr 14, 2021
Women lead on COVID-19 research
From vaccine development to building wearable infection detectors, women at UBC are making significant contributions to the COVID-19 research front. In celebration of International Women’s Day, they tell us about their work and offer advice for young women and girls considering careers in research.
Mar 8, 2021
Keeping the cameras rolling safely on B.C. film and TV sets
At the start of 2020, Dr. Adam Lund was preparing for another busy year of helping keep people safe at marathons and music festivals. Then COVID-19 hit.
Feb 1, 2021
Bringing COVID-19 safety measures into B.C.’s Sikh temples
With the hope of keeping his community safe and preventing the transmission of COVID-19, Sukhmeet Sachal set out to tailor public health messages for the Sikh community in a culturally-effective way, starting by connecting with those attending the Gurdwara, located around the corner from the house where he grew up.
Nov 30, 2020
UBC-Providence scientists join forces with WestJet and YVR for COVID-19 Testing Study
Dr. Don Sin and Dr. Marc Romney are lending their research expertise and diagnostic know-how to support the WestJet-YVR COVID-19 Testing Study.
Nov 27, 2020
‘Wobble room’ provides time-out for COVID-19 frontliners
Working in a busy, major hospital can be incredibly demanding and stressful. But the COVID-19 pandemic brought on a different kind of stress for staff at the Vancouver General Hospital emergency department—one that they had never encountered before.
Jun 8, 2020
UBC medical students support patients in self-isolation
UBC Medicine faculty members, along with emergency medicine residents and Southern Medical Program student volunteers, are operating a phone follow-up service for self-isolating patients.
Jun 2, 2020
Helping seniors in long-term care combat social isolation during COVID-19
UBC faculty and students are delivering new iPads to long-term care homes across B.C. to help reduce feelings of social isolation for seniors. The iPads will come complete with recorded performances by students from UBC’s School of Music
Jun 1, 2020
Helping healthcare workers and local restaurants with one clever idea
UBC international economics student Patrisse Chan has created an online platform that allows Canadians to buy a meal from a local restaurant and have it delivered to staff at a hospital or care home.
May 21, 2020
UBC law students take extraordinary steps to continue pro bono legal work during outbreak
COVID-19 threatened to end the most valuable work experience 10 UBC law students have ever had.
May 20, 2020
Midwifery student connects midwives with personal protective equipment
Midwifery student Emily Baxter’s living room looks a bit different these days. Along with the usual evidence of a busy life of a mom and her three kids, it has also been a collection point for loads of donated personal protective equipment (PPE) destined for midwifery clinics in communities across B.C.
May 12, 2020
iPads-on-wheels connects hospitalized COVID-19 patients with loved ones
When nurse Jenifer Tabamo saw how lonely some of her patients were in hospital, she knew she wanted to do something to help them stay connected to the outside world.
May 4, 2020
Kinesiology student squeezes seniors’ errands in between exams
First-year kinesiology student Ava Katz is helping seniors and those who are self-isolating get their groceries and prescriptions — and it all started with a Facebook post.
Apr 27, 2020
UBC students design low-cost ventilator for COVID-19
UBC engineering students have developed a simple, low-cost COVID-19 ventilator that may very well save lives.
Apr 23, 2020