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The COVID-19 outbreak has forced a lot of us out of the daily grind, leaving us with time to re-discover leisurely reading.

UBC experts in creative writing and English literature have a few recommendations for reading at home during the outbreak.

UBC experts on what to read when you’re stuck at home

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Dave Harnden
Michel Robles
Becky Sidow
"Thank you for your patience, your understanding and your empathy."

See Santa J. Ono's latest update on COVID-19: [ Bit.ly Link ]

COVID-19 update from Santa J. Ono – March 27, 2020

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Cindy Seto
Amy Lee Boonstra
Ildiko Skeldon
Nicky Chen
"In light of the current circumstances, it is clear that we will not be able to hold in-person spring graduation ceremonies at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan. However, we will celebrate your achievements through a virtual event. UBC is also committed to holding a postponed graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020, when safe to do so."

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Spring Graduation: An Update

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Paul Meyer
Cindy Seto
Mariandrea Lopez
#UBC announces that Term 1 of Summer Session (running May 11 – June 18) at UBC Vancouver, UBC Okanagan and UBC Robson Square will be online.

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COVID–19: Status of summer terms

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Five research teams at UBC are collectively receiving $2.3 million in federal funding for research to help tackle the COVID-19 outbreak.

More UBC researchers receive federal funding to study COVID-19

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Lotty Samy
Kelvin Zisaga Mwamburi
Harpreet Singh Kang
Chantel Moniz
"Everyone has a role to play – including you."

Physical distancing is not a request or a suggestion — it's an order. Read the message from President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono: [ Bit.ly Link ]

A Message to Students: The importance of physical distancing

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Perry Sih
The post-pandemic city: Prof. Patrick Condon on how the coronavirus will impact future cities and urban design.

The post-pandemic city: UBC expert on how the coronavirus will impact future cities

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Somar S. Shaheen
Anton Buri
Over the past week, rumours claiming that ibuprofen can kickstart the virus into pneumonia, or make it 10 times worse, have spread on social media.

UBC’s Mahyar Etminan, professor in the faculty of medicine, sets the record straight.

Myth busting: Setting the record straight on ibuprofen and COVID-19

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Physio Nitz Gupta
Roxane Landry
Perry Sih
Enrique Domingo
UBC health psychologists Anita DeLongis and Nancy Sin have launched a new study that will explore the effects of coronavirus on our mental and physical health.

UBC psychology study to examine how people worldwide cope with COVID-19 outbreak

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Joy McLennan
Graham Beer
Augusto César Dall'Agnol
Micko Benrimoh
In response to COVID-19, UBC is curtailing on-campus research and creative scholarship activities.

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COVID-19: Curtailing research activities on UBC campuses

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