Combatting COVID-19

Hear from UBC experts, learn more about work on the frontlines, and discover the latest research helping to combat the global outbreak.

Online supports for COVID-19 stress are there—but Canadians aren’t accessing them

Many Canadians are not making use of virtual resources that could help them cope with the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scientists in faculty of medicine receive $2.7M for COVID-19 research projects

New funding comes from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

The unique mental health and brain impacts of COVID-19

In a new paper, UBC's Dr. Judy Illes examines the unique neurological impacts and neuroethical challenges posed by COVID-19.

Hospital ER visits by children down 70% during pandemic peak in B.C.

A new study from UBC researchers found a significant decline in the number of families with children accessing emergency departments across B.C.

Tracking and predicting the spread of the virus

Since COVID-19 broke, UBC's Drs. Danuta Skowronski & Dr. David Patrick have been tracking & forecasting the spread of the virus.

Trick or treat? How to safely celebrate Halloween during a pandemic

UBC’s Dr. Srinivas Murthy offers tips for parents and advice for those handing out candy from home.

Pursuing new COVID-19 drug treatments

UBC researchers are employing cutting-edge techniques in their quest to find an anti-viral drug to treat COVID-19.

Global COVID-19 treatment trial shows current antivirals are of little benefit to hospitalized patients

The world’s largest trial on COVID-19 therapeutics has generated conclusive evidence on the effectiveness of repurposed drugs for the treatment of COVID-19.

Drawing closer to COVID-19 treatment breakthrough

A new clinical trial led by Dr. Josef Penninger may uncover a treatment method for COVID-19 that could save countless lives worldwide