As new variants of the novel coronavirus continue to sweep the globe, UBC is mobilizing its best minds and connecting with partners to develop treatments, prevent COVID-19’s spread, and gain a deeper understanding of the virus’ immediate and long-term impacts.
To accelerate urgently needed breakthroughs in the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, UBC has created 2 funds that will allow for quick identification and investment in high-impact research that will accelerate the race to find treatments, predict and mitigate further outbreaks, prepare for similar future emergencies, and address the complex economic, societal, and environmental effects of the pandemic. Today, researchers are working against the clock to answer questions like: How is the pandemic affecting mental health? How can people safely go back to work? What is the environmental impact of reduced human activity?