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UBC joins with leading BC medical research and public health organizations to form BC COVID-19 Combat Collective

The University of British Columbia is proud to stand alongside the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health, BC Cancer Foundation and VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation as part of the BC COVID-19 Combat Collective. It represents an assembly of the province’s leaders in medical research and public health to save the lives of our most vulnerable communities during this pandemic.

Our governments are making unprecedented investments in the fight against COVID-19, but they can’t do it alone. As part of the BC COVID-19 Combat Collective, UBC is investing in the infrastructure needed to support the research community, and focusing its own expertise on the search for drugs and treatments that will save the lives of patients suffering with the disease today and prepare us for future pandemics.

“UBC researchers are prepared to work with our partners across the province to find solutions to the multifaceted issues caused by COVID-19—just like they did in 2003, when UBC led on the development of a vaccine for SARS. As BC’s leading research university, we are uniquely positioned to house crucial infrastructure that can enable and accelerate the critical work being done by our province’s top researchers. We are honoured to work together to combat this virus to defend the health of our citizens and our way of life.”
Santa J. Ono, president and vice chancellor, University of British Columbia

The work that this powerhouse of scientific experts can do will save the lives of British Columbians before being shared around the world with the focus on one outcome: combat COVID-19 and take back tomorrow.