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How breathing in wildfire smoke affects the body
Dr. Sarah Henderson, BASc'00, PhD'09 a UBC professor at the school of population and public health, discussed the complexity of wildfire smoke and the health effects of PM 2.5 – small particles capable of penetrating the lungs. Read More >


Growing Up in a Pandemic: Health and Resilience in Kids  
SAVE THE DATE for October 1, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. to join three experts from the UBC Faculty of Medicine in a webinar about how to support kids and teens growing up during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More >


Stop counting your running mileage
Outside Online featured a commentary co-authored by Dr. Chris Napier, PhD'18 a professor in UBC's department of physical therapy, that highlighted problems with only using running distance to quantify running training and the importance of alternative approaches to quantify and monitor training stress. Read More >


Canadian hospitals saw a sudden drop in premature births during the pandemic. Now researchers are trying to find out why
Dr. Deborah Money, BSc'81, MD'85 , a professor in UBC's department of obstetrics and gynaecology, gave comments about the pre-term birth situation in B.C. during the pandemic. Read More >


Pandemic is creating anxiety where none existed before
Dr. Joseph Puyat, MSc'11, PhD'16 a UBC professor at the school of population and public health, was interviewed about his study that examined the growing sense of isolation during the pandemic. Read More >


Wildfire smoke increases coronavirus risk Says CDC, as air quality warning issued for California’s Bay Area
Newsweek quoted Dr. Jiayun Angela Yao, MSc,13, PhD'19 from UBC's school of population and public health, about her study that found wildfire smoke has the potential to make the symptoms of viral respiratory infections such as COVID-19 even worse. Read More >


Are Canadian doctors sending their kids to school this fall? Here’s how they’re weighing the risks of COVID-19
Dr. Srinivas Murthy, MHSc'16 , a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at UBC, and Emily Jenkins, a UBC nursing professor, were interviewed about sending children back to school in September. Read More >


Recorded Webinar: MEDTalks – The Nature of Mental Health During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis
On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, we hosted a panel of UBC experts to talk about mental health and treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. View the webinar recording today! Read More >


Inequality means we’re not all in this together
PhD Candidate Mohammad Karamouzian, MSc'16 published a column about the ways the pandemic is exacerbating existing inequality. Read More >


Reaching for the top of the Olympic racewalking world
Dr. Douglas Clement, BSc'55, MD'57 and his wife Diane reconnected with Evan Dunfee, BKin'14 at UBC for conversations about Olympic dreams. Read More >