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 five major research priorities are: cancer; brain and mental health; heart and lung health; population health; and chronic disease.



UBC receives federal grant to promote safer boating

The three-year project will be led by Ian Pike in the Department of Pediatrics.

From medicine to research and back

Julia Pon, a recent UBC MD/PhD graduate, reveals how her research will be used to improve patient care.

To crack vaccine code, UBC assembles its own “Ocean’s Thirteen”

An eclectic group of scientists has been tapped to understand why vaccines work -- and sometimes don't.


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.