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.


Interdisciplinary PhD candidate Kim Taylor wins the Student Abstract Award from the Canadian Bioethics Society

Kim Taylor, Interdisciplinary PhD candidate wins the Student Abstract Award from the Canadian Bioethics Society for her abstract entitled: Patients’...

PhD candidate Andrea Jones receives Research Training Award from WorkSafeBC

Andrea Jones, PhD candidate has received a two-year Doctoral Research Training Award from WorkSafeBC for her project, “Injured workers and mental he...

Mobile mood-tracking website helps patients across Canada

Raymond Lam, Professor, Department of Psychiatry says the MoodFx app has already made a significant impact on those that seek treatment for depression...


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.