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.

From COVID-19 to the common cold: UBC scientists identify broadly-effective, infection-halting compound

The findings reveal a potential path toward antiviral treatments that could be used against multiple types of coronaviruses.

Strengthening pathogen research in British Columbia

New federal funding supports UBC researchers studying infectious diseases at the BCCDC Public Health Laboratory.

Bivalent vaccines are here – what it means for people who are pregnant

Dr. Deborah Money answers common questions that expecting parents have about vaccinations this fall.

UBC faculty of medicine researchers receive federal support to advance mRNA vaccine technologies

$11.1 million will improve the delivery and efficacy of mRNA vaccines and boost B.C. biotechnology impact on the global stage.

COVID-19 lockdown may have accelerated HIV transmission in some at-risk populations

A new UBC study sheds light on how COVID-19 pandemic restrictions impacted another public health threat — HIV.

Mobilizing vaccine research in a pandemic

When the pandemic hit, the Vaccine Evaluation Center worked at an unprecedented pace to enroll over 1.8 million participants in a study on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 and back-to-school

Children are entering a fourth school year in a pandemic. Pediatrics professor Dr. Manish Sadarangani shares expert advice for parents.

UBC researchers discover ‘weak spot’ across major COVID-19 variants

The findings pave the way for new antibody treatments that could be universally effective across variants.

COVID-19 vaccine and young children

Pediatrics professor Dr. Ran Goldman provides expert answers for parents looking for more information on COVID-19 vaccines for young children.