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
- A bit of stress might not be so good for us after all: UBC study
- UBC study highlights need for more effective staffing in care homes
- Pregnant women with COVID-19 at increased risk of hospitalization, ICU admission and early labour
- New national survey finds Canadians’ mental health eroding as pandemic continues
- Better housing policies needed in a post-COVID world
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.
- Keeping the cameras rolling safely on B.C. film and TV sets
- 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
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
- COVID-19 vaccinations: what you need to know about the second dose
- COVID-19 vaccines: what to expect and how to combat hesitancy
- 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