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.


UBC maps cardiac arrest across metro Vancouver

Neighborhoods with higher proportions of ethnic Chinese residents had a higher frequency of bystanders performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Future birth options should be discussed sooner after C-section: UBC study

Postdoctoral fellow Sarah Munro found that many women who underwent C-section felt dissatisfied at the information they received from health-care prov...

Asthma medication adherence would have dramatic effect on health costs

90 per cent of asthma patients have asthma that could be controlled, but only 25 to 30 per cent of patients are managing their condition properly.


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.