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.


Genetics-based prescribing moves one step closer to reality

TreatGx, conceived by Martin Dawes, Head of the Department of Family Practice, has been shown to be feasible and is now being marketed to consumers.

Julio Montaner given UBC’s highest faculty honour: Killam Professor

Dr. Montaner established the global standard of care for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention.

$51.5M in federal-provincial funding to benefit Faculty of Medicine

Among the projects supported by the grants will be the Chan Gunn Pavilion, future home for UBC research into physical activity and exercise medicine.


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.