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.

UBC researchers join with partners to develop portable ultrasound scanner network for COVID-19

Scanner expected to speed up diagnoses in rural and remote areas.

UBC researchers ask for public input to inform COVID-19 policy

The team will seek input from hundreds of citizens in an online deliberation series.

Caring for seniors living with dementia during COVID-19

Dr. Mark Fok offers practical tips on how to stay connected

Making a difference: Midwifery student connects midwives with personal protective equipment

Through Masks to Midwives initiative, more than 200 reusable surgical cap and gown sets, 2,000 surgical masks and 150 home-sewn masks have been distributed to midwifery practices in communities around B.C.

Researchers offer at-home physical activity support for people with disabilities

UBC and Queen’s University offer virtual program for all Canadians with physical disabilities.

How to protect seniors living in long-term care from social isolation

Dr. Roger Wong shares advice and looks ahead at how the COVID-19 outbreak is set to reform long-term care policies.

Supporting the mental health needs of those on front-lines

UBC’s department of psychiatry is stepping up to support the mental health needs of front-line doctors during the outbreak — and beyond.

DNA testing could help in COVID-19 treatment

Dr. Bill Gibson discusses why genotyping one particular gene could improve patient care for this disease.

Making a difference: UBC students design low-cost ventilator for COVID-19

The design is among the final 10 in the international Code Life Ventilator Challenge.