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
- At-home exercise reduced depression levels significantly during COVID-19 lockdowns
- Heightened food worries linked to worse mental health during COVID-19 pandemic
- How to make the transition back to the office easier on your pandemic pet
- Beyond COVID-19: How mRNA technology could transform how we treat disease
- Virtual contact in pandemic prompts over 60s’ loneliness
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.
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
- Flu season is coming and it could be ugly: what you need to know
- Kids too young for a COVID-19 vaccine? How to keep them safe
- Busting myths about COVID-19 vaccines and fertility
- How to ease back-to-school stress for school-age kids
- Researchers launch study into COVID-19 vaccine uptake and efficacy in vulnerable urban populations