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.

Dr. Roger Wong awarded fellowship for outstanding contributions to geriatric medicine

The fellowship recognizes over three decades of work to advance medical care for older adults in Canada and beyond.

UBC Faculty of Medicine enters top 25 in latest world university rankings

The UBC Faculty of Medicine has reached its highest-ever place in the latest QS World University Rankings of Medicine and Life Sciences programs.

Lower vaccination rates among people who use drugs could lead to serious outcomes from COVID-19

Study findings show only two-thirds of people who use drugs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and Downtown South neighbourhoods are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Dr. Pieter Cullis named 2022 Canada Gairdner Award laureate

Award recognizes contributions to foundational technologies for the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.

UBC researchers develop innovative dosing strategy for COVID-19 drug facing short supply

New study shows the lower-dose strategy is both clinically and economically effective.

Harnessing the regulatory process to fuel biomedical innovation, improve health

Dr. Dean Regier, Chair of the new Regulatory Advisory Council within UBC’s Academy of Translational Medicine, is working to bring medical innovations to patients sooner.

Managing mental health as pandemic restrictions ease

UBC psychiatry professor Dr. Steven Taylor offers advice on adjusting to a new normal.

Faculty of Medicine members nominated for the 2022 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

The awards recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions to the well-being of communities across Metro Vancouver.

British Columbians worried pandemic will never end, and climate change is only adding to the fear

New national survey reveals the mental health impacts of the pandemic.