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‘There is no playbook’: UBC professor weighs in on ‘messy’ COVID-19 pop-up vaccination clinics

“There is no playbook to this crisis and to the response of the crisis and we keep seeing on an almost daily basis a layering of crises.” – Dr. Judy Illes weighs in on pop-up vaccination clinics. Click the title to read more.

Dr. Judy Illes receives the UBC Distinguished University Scholars Award

Congratulations to Neuroethics Canada’s Dr. Judy Illes for receiving the UBC Distinguished University Scholars Award. This award recognizes exceptional members of faculty who have distinguished themselves as scholars in research and/or teaching & learning. See the list of UBC’s 2021 Distinguished University Scholars here: https://academic.ubc.ca/academic-community/news-announcements/news/ubcs-2021-distinguished-university-scholars To learn more about the Program, please visit: https://academic.ubc.ca/awards-funding/funding-opportunities/distinguished-university-scholar-program

COVID-19: Poll suggests majority in B.C. want vaccine proof required for travel

Neuroethics Canada’s Dr. Judy Illes notes that the requirement for proof of vaccines to travel to certain countries is not new and that they are common for other vaccinations. Click the title to read more.

Louise Harding awarded a Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Award

Congratulations to Neuroethics Canada’s student, Ms. Louise Harding, for being awarded a Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Award (CGS-M), administered by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). These awards provide special recognition and one year of financial support to high-caliber scholars who are pursuing a Master’s degree in a […]

COVID-19: Poll finds support in B.C. for ‘vaccine passports’

A new survey has found that a majority of British Columbians support the idea of using proof-of-vaccination certificates for international travel. Click the title to read more.

Undocumented workers in Canada hesitant to get COVID-19 vaccines, fear deportation: advocates

Undocumented workers in Canada fear that getting vaccinated could mean being arrested if someone reports them to police or immigration authorities because of their lack of proper identification, say advocates. Click the title to read more.

Undocumented workers hesitant to get COVID-19 vaccines, fear deportation: advocates

Undocumented workers in Canada fear that getting vaccinated could mean being arrested if someone reports them to police or immigration authorities because of their lack of proper identification, say advocates. Click the title to read more.

People with dementia experienced more stress, loneliness during COVID-19, says UBC study

The study found 81 per cent of people with dementia reported sometimes or often feeling isolated, while 76 per cent reported they lacked companionship. Click the title to read more.

Survey uncovers pandemic’s complex impact on people living with dementia and their families

Dr. Julie Robillard, the study’s senior author and assistant professor of neurology at UBC’s faculty of medicine, discusses the biggest challenges being faced by people living with dementia and their caregivers, and shares how this work is already being used to inform services and resources in B.C. Click the title to read more.

Survey uncovers pandemic’s complex impact on people living with dementia and their families

COVID-19 has been especially challenging for people living with dementia, their families and caregivers, confirms a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Click the title to read more.