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UBC Researchers in the News

Below is a list of media coverage featuring the activities of UBC researchers and their commentary on a range of issues related to COVID-19.

This list is non-exhaustive and updated regularly.

Article Title UBC Researcher(s) Journal or Publisher Publication Date
Are Canadian hospitals prepared for another COVID surge? What experts say Brian Conway Global News January 14, 2023
Compound derived from B.C. sea sponge could block COVID-19 virus, researchers find François Jean CBC January 11, 2023
Sea sponge found in Howe Sound could help treat COVID-19, UBC researchers say François Jean CTV January 9, 2023
Could a Canadian sea sponge help prevent COVID-19 infections? François Jean BBC Science Focus January 9, 2023
China’s COVID surge poses ‘uncertainties’ for global supply chain. What about Canada? Werner Antweiler Global News January 7, 2023
Canada's flu season is winding down, data shows, but it may be the calm before a COVID storm Srinivas Murthy CBC January 6, 2023
Dr. Bonnie Henry provides update on 'Kraken' COVID-19 subvariant cases in B.C Sarah (Sally) Otto Vancouver is Awesome January 6, 2023
Persistent long COVID symptoms associated with marker for autoimmune disorders: study CTV January 5, 2023
75 per cent of COVID ‘long haulers’ free of symptoms in 12 months Hamilton Spectator January 4, 2023
Will the spread of the new Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 prompt you to go back to wearing a mask? Sarah (Sally) Otto Castanet January 4, 2023
The 'Kraken' COVID-19 subvariant is here in Canada. Here's what you need to know Sarah (Sally) Otto Vancouver is Awesome January 3, 2023
Wastewater off flights from China to Vancouver will soon be tested for COVID-19 Ryan Ziels Langley Advance Times January 3, 2023
After three years of COVID, why doesn’t Canada have better health data? Srinivas Murthy Toronto Star December 24, 2022
UBC scientists find ‘broadly effective, infection-halting compound’ for coronaviruses Yossef Av-Gay Global News December 14, 2022
B.C. study finds low but increased risk of myocarditis after 2nd Moderna COVID shot Naveed Janjua Toronto Star November 23, 2022
Navigating RSV, flu and COVID Melissa Lem CBC November 21, 2022
B.C. CDC drops self-isolation requirements for COVID-19 Sarah (Sally) Otto Vancouver Sun November 20, 2022
B.C. scientist instrumental in development of COVID-19 vaccine honoured by alma mater Pieter Cullis CBC November 15, 2022
Canadian scientists discover new COVID-19 variant in deer that may spread to humans Sarah (Sally) Otto Toronto Star November 15, 2022
‘Reinstate masks in public spaces’: Groups pen open letter to B.C. government Sarah (Sally) Otto Global News November 15, 2022
Risk of heart inflammation higher with Moderna vaccine: study Naveed Janjua CTV November 14, 2022
UBC project seeks input from COVID long-haulers Black Press November 10, 2022
COVID mask mandates may be coming back. Is there any point? Experts are divided Steven Taylor National Post November 10, 2022
COVID mask mandates may be coming back. Is there any point? Experts are divided Steven Taylor Vancouver Sun November 10, 2022
Long COVID sufferers invited to enter symptoms into online portal Linda Li Squamish Chief November 5, 2022