UBC rallying to support Canada’s response to COVID-19
From students supporting frontline workers to researchers developing potential treatments and vaccines, here are just some of the ways the UBC community is doing its part to combat the global pandemic.
Research on COVID-19
UBC researchers are working to develop treatments and prevent the spread of COVID-19, bringing multi-faceted approaches to gain a deeper understanding of its impacts, and its cultural, social and historical context.
Meet the researchers and learn more about their projects responding to the COVID-19 outbreak across all disciplines.
- Researchers responding to COVID-19
- Research focused on medical responses
- Research focused on social and policy responses
Stories of UBC COVID-19 research
- Better housing policies needed in a post-COVID world
- COVID-19 isolation measures can elevate mental health risks
- Online supports for COVID-19 stress are there—but Canadians aren’t accessing them
- UBC scientists receive $3M for COVID-19 research projects
- Hospital ER visits by children down 70% during pandemic peak in B.C.
Making a difference in the community
COVID-19 may have changed every aspect of life as we know it—but it is also restoring our collective faith in humanity as stories emerge of people quietly lending a helping hand in their communities.
Among them are many UBC students, faculty, alumni and staff.
This series, called Making a difference, shines a spotlight on the many ways—both big and small—that UBC community members are helping with the response to COVID-19.
- Bringing COVID-19 safety measures into B.C.’s Sikh temples
- UBC-Providence scientists join forces with WestJet and YVR for COVID-19 Testing Study
- ‘Wobble room’ provides time-out for COVID-19 frontliners
- UBC medical students support patients in self-isolation
- Helping seniors in long-term care combat social isolation during COVID-19
UBC experts on COVID-19
UBC experts are available for media interviews on COVID-19 and various topics related to the outbreak, including public health, mental health, mathematics and disease modelling, business and economics, and remote working and learning.
Q&A’s with experts
- Researchers testing children across B.C. for COVID-19 antibodies
- The unique mental health and brain impacts of COVID-19
- How the human right to a healthy environment can help protect us all
- Trick or treat? How to safely celebrate Halloween during a pandemic
- Will we ever shake hands again?