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SASS alumnae win top certification examination awards
Jessica Niemela, MSc’19, and Brianne Senior, BA’17, MSc’19, alumnae from the School of Audiology & Speech Sciences, won National Clinical Certification Exam Awards from Speech-Language & Audiology Canada. These distinctions are awarded to two individuals who attain the highest score on the clinical certification exams during the previous calendar year. Read More >


Tuum Est! Graduation 2020
Hundreds of new graduates — from across a wide range of Faculty of Medicine programs — will gather virtually to celebrate their achievements and look ahead to the next stage of their careers as doctors, midwives, genetic counsellors and more. Read More >


Disengagement, remote learning struggles motivate school reopenings, minister says
Dr. Trevor Corneil, MHSc'03, a professor at UBC's school of population and public health, says schools provide access to mental health care, greater food security, regular exercise and more, and an extended disruption of learning can exacerbate conditions for kids reliant on school for those supports. Read More >


Pregnancy and birth in the time of a pandemic
Dr. Deborah Money, BSc'81, MD'85, is leading a national study examining maternal and infant outcomes among pregnant women with COVID-19. Read More >


Recorded Webinar: A Conversation with Dr. Bonnie Henry: How the Invisible Infrastructure of Public Health Offers Hope in a Pandemic
On June 8, 2020, alumni UBC hosted Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer and Clinical Associate Professor at UBC and Dr. Dermot Kelleher, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-President, Health, UBC, to explore the meaning of public health, and how many of its lesser-known aspects are crucial to how we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More >


Predicting the evolution of COVID-19 to help manage future outbreaks
Dr. Robert Brunham, MD'72 and Dr. Natalie Strynadka of the UBC Faculty of Medicine are part of a new project that will help inform the early design of effective tests, therapies and vaccines. Read More >


Recorded Webinar: Tackling COVID-19: Global collaborations in therapeutic drug trials and vaccine development
On May 20th, alumni UBC hosted UBC experts from the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences to explain the process and timelines of developing and testing therapeutic drugs and vaccines for COVID-19, and why a global approach is so important. Read More >


Lawnmowers roaring. Neighbours stomping. Stereos blaring. How the pandemic has amplified noise of daily life
CBC spoke to Hugh Davies, MSc'95, PhD'02, a professor at UBC's school of population and public health, about the health impact of noise pollution. Read More >


Blood clots are mysteriously tied to many coronavirus problems
Dr. Agnes Lee, MD'89, a professor in UBC's division of hematology, gave comments about blood clotting observed in COVID-19 patients and shared her concern around "reactionary medicine," where people are changing their therapeutic approach in reaction to their local and personal experience. Read More >


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 COVID-19 outbreak — and beyond. Read More >