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
- Global COVID-19 treatment trial shows current antivirals are of little benefit to hospitalized patients
- Nearly half of parents willing to accept less rigorous testing of COVID-19 vaccine
- New survey shows links between COVID-19 pandemic and B.C. nurses’ mental health
- UBC researchers play pivotal role in confronting COVID-19
- One in three people avoiding healthcare workers during 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.
- ‘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
- Helping healthcare workers and local restaurants with one clever idea
- UBC law students take extraordinary steps to continue pro bono legal work during outbreak
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
- Will we ever shake hands again?
- Earlier testing and tracing could have prevented spread of COVID-19 in U.S. and Europe
- Powerful, double-decker bus-sized microscopes help scientists uncover possible COVID-19 treatment
- UBC researchers run tests to find best materials and styles for face masks
- Q&A: How parents can identify anxiety warning signs as students return to school