Impact of Giving

First-of-its-kind imaging facility to accelerate brain research at UBC

The Charles E. Fipke Integrated Neuroimaging Suite is unique, with its PET-MRI machine dedicated solely to brain-related research.
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Psychedelics: A new frontier in addiction medicine

The philanthropic community steps up to fill a funding gap in psychedelic-assisted therapy for treating opioid and other substance use disorders.
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Professor of Cannabis Science announced to research the role of cannabis in opioid overdose treatment

Examining the potential of cannabis in addressing the opioid overdose crisis and other substance use disorders is a top priority for the first Canopy Growth Professor of Cannabis Science.
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UBC medical student uses bursary to make a big difference in small communities

Maryam Garabedian plans to use the bursary to undertake a project guided by her interests in patient and physician education, quality improvement and global health.
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The 2018 Friedman Award for Scholars in Health recipients

Five graduate students and two medical residents from the Faculty of Medicine are among nine recipients of this year’s Friedman Award for Scholars in Health.
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A father and surgeon’s legacy

After the loss of their father, Dr. Graham Clay (1931-2017), Jennifer Clay and Sarah McLeod were inspired to establish an award in the UBC Faculty of Medicine for medical students matched to a residency in surgery, as a way to memorialize their father’s enthusiasm for teaching students and advancing patient care. The future impact of […]
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Youth living well with Bipolar Disorder

Once Amir was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he was eager to understand this brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy and activity levels. He didn’t need to look any further than Vancouver to find Dr. Erin Michalak, network leader of CREST.BD, a team that studies psychosocial issues in bipolar disorder with youth ages […]
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A new home for UBC sports medicine and exercise science

The Chan Gunn Pavilion will house physicians and physical therapists who treat up to 3,500 patients a month.
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UBC expands research into healthy aging with $24 million gift

The donation from Edwin S.H. Leong is the largest gift that the Faculty of Medicine has ever received from an individual.
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