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.

COVID-19 vaccines: what to expect and how to combat hesitancy

UBC’s Dr. Julie Bettinger discusses vaccine hesitancy and what to expect when it comes to the short and long-term side effects of COVID-19 vaccines.

Pregnant women with COVID-19 at increased risk of hospitalization, ICU admission and early labour

Early findings suggest transmission to infants is rare.

COVID-19 simulation guide supports rural health care response

New training protocols, co-developed by UBC’s Dr. Jared Baylis, are building confidence among front-line staff

UBC researchers investigate COVID-19 staffing policies at long-term care homes

Researchers will explore how residents, their families, and staff have been impacted by pandemic policies.

New national survey finds Canadians’ mental health eroding as pandemic continues

New data has been released by the Canadian Medical Health Association in partnership with UBC researchers.

Researchers testing children across B.C. for COVID-19 antibodies

A new research project is examining the role babies, children, teens and young adults play in transmission of the novel coronavirus.

UBC-Providence scientists join forces with WestJet and YVR for COVID-19 Testing Study

Drs. Don Sin and Marc Romney are lending their research expertise and diagnostic know-how to support the WestJet-YVR COVID-19 Testing Study.

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.