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.


New research validates B.C.’s approach to a gynaecologic cancer

David Huntsman's lab found that simultaneous cancer of the ovary and uterus result from "pseudo-metastasis."...

UBC study leads to Health Canada warning about an antibiotic

Faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences were the first to show a statistical link between oral fluoroquinolones and retinal det...

UBC recognizes outstanding researchers of 2015

Bruce McManus, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine recognized the 2015 Jacob Biely Research Prize, UBC’s premier award for re...


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.