Research in Focus

Dr. Rob Olson, division head of Radiation Oncology, Department of Surgery, UBC Faculty of Medicine

The northern ripple effect

A teacher, mentor and clinician-scientist, Robert Olson is changing the landscape of research and clinical practice in northern B.C.

Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

Laura Arbour is leading the Silent Genome project to improve access to genetic care for Indigenous populations.

Expanding care with tech

Expanding care with tech

Kendall Ho is exploring how technology can help chronic heart patients stay at home.

The opioid epidemic: taking new measures to save lives

The opioid epidemic: taking new measures to save lives

Nadia Fairbairn is leading a five-year study to explore the impact of policy changes in preventing overdose.

The biology of addiction

The biology of addiction

Research by Shernaz Bamji and her team looks at the biology of addiction.

Treating severe depression – in a kinder, gentler way

Treating severe depression – in a kinder, gentler way

Research by Fidel Vila-Rodriguez explores non-invasive therapies to treat severe depression.

Building resiliency in kids

Building resiliency in kids

Michael Kobor and Kimberly Schonert-Reichl partner-up with elementary schools across B.C. to explore the benefits of social-emotional learning.

Aligning health, heritage and wellbeing

Aligning health, heritage and wellbeing

Clinical Assistant Professor and Coast Salish member of the Stz’uminus First Nation, Shannon Waters shares more on her work to improve First Nations health.

Women in Research: Marianne Sadar

Women in Research: Marianne Sadar

UBC Professor Marianne Sadar shares her journey into cancer research, her latest discovery and the strengths that women bring to the scientific community.

Women in Research: Joanne Matsubara

Women in Research: Joanne Matsubara

UBC Professor Joanne Matsubara shares her journey into eye disease research, her current projects and what she hopes to accomplish.