Breakthroughs & Discoveries: A Timeline

Research Excellence

The Faculty of Medicine provides and fosters innovative research that advances knowledge and translates new discoveries to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. Research opportunities feature extensive collaborations across other faculties, health institutions and health partners across British Columbia, Canada and internationally.

The Faculty’s three major research priorities are: cancer; neuroscience and mental health; and heart and lung disease. Most Faculty research is conducted under the auspices of six institutes and 15 centres that are part of UBC or affiliated with it.


Faculty of Medicine scientists appointed to BC Leadership Chairs

Michael Kobor is now the Sunny Hill BC Leadership Chair in Child Development, and Raymond Lam is the BC Leadership Chair in Depression Research.

Parks, big and small, needed for public health

Matilda van den Bosch from the School of Population and Public Health co-authored a World Health Organization report summarizing the health benefits o...

UBC study suggests that HIV therapy could be contributing to syphilis outbreak

Despite evidence that HIV therapy lowers immunity to syphillis, researchers say it is still vital for people to continue to using HIV therapy.


Learn about research in the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

Centres & Institutes

Find a directory of research centres, institutes and groups.

Research Areas

Find the Faculty’s major research priorities.


Meet a few researchers in the Faculty.


Find out more about national prizes awarded by the Faculty and how to apply.