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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 >


Recorded Webinar: Protecting the health of our seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic
On Thursday, April 30th, alumni UBC hosted experts from the UBC faculties of medicine, dentistry, and journalism to talk about how to protect seniors during the COVID-19 Pandemic and answer viewer questions. A recording of the webinar is now available! Read More >


Chief medical officers are leading Canada through COVID-19 crisis – and many are women
There they are on Canadian televisions and smartphones day after day — chief medical officers, including Dr. Vera Etches, MD'00, tirelessly updating the country on the COVID-19 pandemic and what needs to be done to fight it. Read More >


Staying happy while staying home: Lessons from occupational therapy
Dr. Skye Barbic and Dr. Catherine Backman, BSc (Rehab)'81, PhD'01, professors in UBC's department of occupational science and occupational therapy, shared practices that will help to maintain function, health and well-being while staying at home. Read More >