Will we ever shake hands again?
Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, professor and head of the UBC department of psychiatry, explores the psychological toll of COVID-19 and offers his advice on combating stress and anxiety.
Oct 9, 2020
Earlier testing and tracing could have prevented spread of COVID-19 in U.S. and Europe
Earlier testing and contact tracing might have prevented SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from becoming established in the United States and Europe, suggests a new study recently published in Science.
Sep 25, 2020
Powerful, double-decker bus-sized microscopes help scientists uncover possible COVID-19 treatment
Researchers at UBC’s faculty of medicine are working with microscopes—some up to 13 feet tall—to help prevent and treat COVID-19.
Sep 17, 2020
UBC researchers run tests to find best materials and styles for face masks
A team of UBC researchers decided to test the most popular types of mask fabrics to find out how well they filtered particles while remaining breathable.
Sep 9, 2020
Q&A: How parents can identify anxiety warning signs as students return to school
Steven Taylor, professor at UBC’s department of psychiatry, a clinical psychologist, and author of The Psychology of Pandemics has some expert advice for parents of school-aged children.
Aug 31, 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
COVID-19 pandemic causes ‘quiet period’ for seismic noise
Seismometers are used to detect vibrations travelling through the ground after an earthquake, but they also pick up the background “buzz” of human activity at the surface.
Jul 23, 2020
One billion tweet dataset investigates impact of COVID-19 on human communication
Researchers from a number of disciplines can now use a billion-scale dataset of tweets from around the world to answer their research questions about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul 23, 2020
UBC scientists sequencing the genomes of Canadians with COVID-19
For years, genome sequencing has helped scientists better understand the factors that predispose humans to disease. Now, the tool is being used in the fight against COVID-19.
Jul 22, 2020
Sexual health and domestic violence during COVID-19
Dr. Lori Brotto, a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at UBC’s faculty of medicine, is leading a national survey to measure changes in sexual health and the prevalence of gender-based violence during COVID-19.
Jul 16, 2020
New UBC course explores how COVID-19 is impacting society
Even if you’re tired of COVID-19—and who isn’t?—hundreds of UBC students are preparing to embark on a new credit course examining the pandemic on a worldwide scale.
Jun 29, 2020
Pregnancy and birth in the time of a pandemic
When it comes to COVID-19 and pregnancy, there’s a lot we don’t know. UBC’s Dr. Deborah Money, professor in the faculty of medicine’s department of obstetrics and gynaecology, is trying to fill that knowledge gap.
Jun 12, 2020
Pandemic provides opportunity for studying impact of exercise on mental health
The COVID-19 crisis has been hard on people’s mental and physical health. UBC’s School of Kinesiology is set to launch two separate studies that will examine the impact of exercise programs on mental health during the current crisis.
May 28, 2020
What will the post-pandemic workplace look like?
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in millions of people working from home. As businesses begin to reopen, employees may find themselves in a very different workplace than before the pandemic.
May 25, 2020
Caring for seniors living with dementia during COVID-19
Physical distancing is now part of every day life, but it can be particularly challenging for seniors living with dementia and their caregivers.
May 13, 2020
How COVID-19 has impacted religious practices
We spoke with UBC anthropology professor Sabina Magliocco, who chairs UBC’s interdisciplinary program in the study of religion, about how COVID-19 is impacting religiosity now, and potentially for the long term.
May 7, 2020
How to protect seniors living in long-term care from social isolation
In many ways, seniors have become the face of COVID-19, with nearly 80 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in Canada connected to long-term care homes. With tightened visiting restrictions in place, social isolation has become a real threat for many living in care, increasing the risk of loneliness, anxiety and depression.
May 6, 2020
Experts call for more equitable housing policy post-COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages, it’s highlighting unique pressures on certain groups like Canada’s seniors, Indigenous communities, and people experiencing homelessness.
Apr 28, 2020
DNA testing could help in COVID-19 patient care
UBC’s Dr. William Gibson discusses how human DNA testing could improve outcomes for patients with COVID-19.
Apr 23, 2020
Saving the planet in the midst of a pandemic
Greta Thunberg galvanized masses of people across the world into advocating for climate change. But just as climate action seemed to be hitting a new peak globally, the COVID-19 outbreak abruptly brought the physical manifestations of the movement to a halt.
Apr 21, 2020