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.

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.

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.