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The ‘Recycling Queen’ of the heart and lung lab is making science more sustainable

Celebrated annually on April 22, Earth Day raises awareness about environmental conservation and encourages people to be more environmentally conscious. To mark the day, we’re shining a spotlight on a St. Paul’s Hospital recycling champion.  

WestJet-YVR COVID-19 study shows rapid antigen testing is effective in screening travellers

The Vancouver Airport Authority and WestJet have released study findings today showing that rapid antigen testing is an effective, acceptable and cost-efficient method for screening travellers and contributes to safer and healthier air travel.

The findings were proven through the YVR-WestJet COVID-19 Testing Study, a research project led by the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Providence Health Care (Providence) alongside project sponsors, WestJet and the Vancouver Airport Authority.

Of 600 YVR passengers tested, all were COVID-negative

New executive director named to BC Centre on Substance Use

Cheyenne Johnson has been appointed Executive Director of the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU), housed within Providence Health Care.

Ms. Johnson was selected following a recruitment process led by Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI), after previously acting as interim executive director of BCCSU.

Dr. Anita Palepu wins 2020 Research & Mission Award

Congratulations to Dr. Anita Palepu for winning the 2020 Research and Mission Award. This annual award recognizes a scientist in our organization who demonstrates the mission and values of Providence Health Care while conducting outstanding research.

UBC Open Call for CRCEF Stage 3 Application

The Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund (CRCEF) is a Tri-Agency program that is part of the Government of Canada's COVID-19 economic response plan. UBC is currently taking application for Stage 3 which supports maintenance and ramp-up costs incurred due to COVID-19. 

As an affiliated institute with UBC, researchers should follow UBC's CRCEF Stage 3 application process to submit an application.

Researchers want to understand how COVID-19 has impacted youth

As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, it has become clear that different age groups are experiencing the social and economic consequences of the virus in different ways.

UBC-Providence scientists join forces with WestJet and YVR for COVID-19 Testing Study

Providence researchers are lending their research expertise and diagnostic know-how to support the WestJet-YVR COVID-19 Testing Study, a project sponsored by WestJet and Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR).

Atrial fibrillation patients do better with surgical procedure than drugs as initial treatment: study

New research led by a St. Paul’s Hospital cardiologist has found that a minimally invasive procedure provides longer-lasting benefits than drugs as the first course of treatment for this common heart condition. 

New research hopes to improve COVID-19 nasal swab test

A new study has found that rotating the swab after it’s inserted into the nose – a step that makes the procedure take longer, and may increase patient discomfort – does not improve the quality of the sample collected and is therefore unnecessary.

New postage stamp honours HIV/AIDS pioneer Dr. Julio Montaner

A global pioneer in the treatment of HIV/AIDS is being recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to medicine with a commemorative postage stamp.

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