COVID-19 lockdowns only reduced air pollution in some parts of the world
When COVID-19 lockdown measures were first introduced last year, schools and shops closed, tourist spots were deserted due to international travel restrictions, and economies slowed down as most people adjusted to life in the confines of their home.
Apr 6, 2021
Knowing someone with COVID-19 increased men’s anxiety more than women’s
It started as a research project to track student mental health over an entire term at university. Then, COVID-19 hit. Suddenly, a group of UBC researchers and their partners had an unprecedented opportunity to learn how students were faring emotionally as a global pandemic inched closer and closer to them.
Mar 25, 2021
Weaker antibody response to first COVID-19 vaccine dose found in long-term care residents
A single dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine produces a much weaker antibody response in long-term care residents than it does in younger healthy adults, new research has found.
Mar 25, 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
A bit of stress might not be so good for us after all: UBC study
New research suggests even mild stress may harm most people’s executive functions—mental skills such as self-control, focused attention, working memory and problem solving.
Dec 18, 2020
UBC study highlights need for more effective staffing in care homes
Even the best-managed long-term care homes will need to step up to get through the second wave of the pandemic, suggests a new study by researchers at the UBC school of nursing.
Dec 17, 2020
Pregnant women with COVID-19 at increased risk of hospitalization, ICU admission and early labour
While much remains unknown about the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy, emerging data from a national surveillance project reveals pregnant women with COVID-19 seem to be at greater risk of being hospitalized, being admitted to intensive care units (ICUs), and going into early labour.
Dec 14, 2020
New national survey finds Canadians’ mental health eroding as pandemic continues
The second wave of the pandemic has intensified feelings of stress and anxiety, causing alarming levels of despair, suicidal thoughts and hopelessness in the Canadian population.
Dec 3, 2020
Better housing policies needed in a post-COVID world
UBC report highlights gains but calls for longer-term solutions to improve housing supply
Nov 24, 2020
COVID-19 isolation measures can elevate mental health risks
New analysis of data from a survey of the mental health impacts of the pandemic suggests we need to pay more attention to the unintended mental health consequences of quarantine and isolation measures.
Nov 18, 2020
Online supports for COVID-19 stress are there—but Canadians aren’t accessing them
Many Canadians are not making use of virtual resources that could help them cope with the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new analysis by researchers at UBC, in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Nov 10, 2020
UBC scientists receive $3M for COVID-19 research projects
Scientists at the University of British Columbia are receiving $3 million to support COVID-19 research projects through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
Nov 6, 2020
Hospital ER visits by children down 70% during pandemic peak in B.C.
A new study from University of British Columbia researchers found a significant decline in the number of families with children accessing emergency departments across B.C. during the peak of the pandemic.
Nov 5, 2020
More Republicans follow COVID guidelines when they’re told it will protect themselves: study
For decades, scientists have predicted that a deadly pandemic would sweep the globe — but what they didn’t expect was that basic public health measures such as mask wearing and social distancing would become political flashpoints, especially in the United States.
Nov 2, 2020
Teens who participate in extracurriculars, get less screen time, have better mental health
A new study from UBC researchers finds that teens, especially girls, have better mental health when they spend more time taking part in extracurricular activities, like sports and art, and less time in front of screens.
Nov 2, 2020
Social isolation puts women at higher risk of hypertension
It’s no secret that loneliness and social isolation have a negative impact on the mental and physical health of older adults.
Oct 28, 2020
Global COVID-19 treatment trial shows current antivirals are of little benefit to hospitalized patients
Interim results from the Solidarity Therapeutics Trial indicate that remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir and interferon regimens appeared to have little or no effect on 28-day mortality or the in-hospital course of COVID-19 among hospitalized patients.
Oct 16, 2020
Nearly half of parents willing to accept less rigorous testing of COVID-19 vaccine
A new study from researchers at the University of British Columbia reveals many parents are willing to accept less rigorous testing and expedited approval of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Oct 6, 2020
New survey shows links between COVID-19 pandemic and B.C. nurses’ mental health
B.C. nurses working in the front lines at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic experienced high levels of emotional exhaustion, depression and anxiety, finds a new survey by UBC nursing researchers and the BC Nurses’ Union (BCNU).
Sep 29, 2020
UBC researchers play pivotal role in confronting COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted challenges, exacerbated inequalities and sparked uncertainty for many. But one area of particular strength and inspiration is Canada’s research community and its response to the pandemic.
Sep 9, 2020