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.
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.
- Helping healthcare workers and local restaurants with one clever idea
- UBC law students take extraordinary steps to continue pro bono legal work during outbreak
- Midwifery student connects midwives with personal protective equipment
- iPads-on-wheels connects hospitalized COVID-19 patients with loved ones
- Kinesiology student squeezes seniors’ errands in between exams
Faculty and staff supporting the UBC community
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
- Canadian COVID-19 trial gets additional $3.5 million in federal funding
- UBC researchers join with partners to develop portable ultrasound scanner network for COVID-19
- How small-scale fishers are struggling amid COVID-19 crisis
- UBC researchers develop biodegradable medical mask for COVID-19
- UBC economists create tool to measure COVID-19 risk in B.C. jobs
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
- Pandemic provides opportunity for studying impact of exercise on mental health
- What will the post-pandemic workplace look like?
- Caring for seniors living with dementia during COVID-19
- How COVID-19 has impacted religious practices
- How to protect seniors living in long-term care from social isolation