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 students explore the impact of exercise on cancer prevention and rehabilitation

What role does exercise play in cancer prevention, rehabilitation, and survivorship? UBC students – Sarah Neil-Sztramko, Amy Kirkham, and Stanley Hu...

Two faculty members receive brain research funding

Two faculty members Timothy Murphy, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Elizabeth Simpson, Professor, Department of Medical Genetics have recently...

Risky outdoor play positively impacts children’s health: UBC study

Mariana Brussoni, Assistant Professor, SPPH has found that children who engage in risky outdoor play see greater physical and social health benefits.


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.