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.


Researchers show genome-wide sequencing can help children with intellectual disabilities

Clara van Karnebeek's team diagnosed 68 per cent of children with a precise genetic condition.

Childhood diabetes labs, 10 other projects, receive B.C. infrastructure grants

The grant will enable the labs, led by Bruce Verchere, to obtain state-of-the-art technology.

“On second thought, why don’t you do it?”

UBC researchers tested parents' confidence and skill in using epinephrine autoinjectors, such as the EpiPen.


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.