Year in Review

Every day, faculty, staff and learners in the UBC Faculty of Medicine are working together, transforming health for everyone in communities at home and around the world. Look back at some highlights from the past year.


Finding new treatments for Alzheimer’s

Dr. Haakon Nygaard works to find new ways to treat those living with the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn how he is also tackling the challenge by using a preventative approach. Read more


Transforming heart health

Dr. Tara Sedlak uses research to improve diagnoses in the field of women’s cardiology. Learn her six tips for maintaining a healthy heart. Read more


Prioritizing women’s health

Dr. Deborah Money mentors the next generation of women’s health researchers. Find out about her work with PhD student Elisabeth McClymont on preventing cervical cancer in women living with HIV. Read more


Translating research to treat prostate cancer

Dr. Martin Gleave leads a team of researchers at the Vancouver Prostate Centre. Discover how oncologists, biologists and computer scientists all collaborate to combat the most prevalent cancer among Canadian men. Read more


Improving health in your community

Dr. Michael Dumont directs an innovative Indigenous health care clinic. Learn why his work at Lu’ma Medical Centre is the only focus he’s ever considered in his medical career. Read more


UBC program graduates Indigenous MDs to bridge health gap

MD graduate Rebekah Eatmon reflects on her journey to improving access to health care. In this op-ed she shares her path to UBC’s Indigenous MD Admissions Program. Read more


Building healthier communities

The School of Population and Public health celebrates 10 years. Learn how faculty, staff and students are addressing global and local health disparities. Read more

10 Stories of Innovation

Explore stories of innovation, discoveries and new beginnings for the Faculty of Medicine community from the past year.


Healthy aging through education

Dr. Roger Wong improves health and wellbeing for seniors. Watch his tips for aging well at home. Read more


Strengthening communities through learning

The new student-led physical therapy and research clinic at UBC narrows the gap between research and practice. Explore how the clinic aims to treat underserved populations. Read more


Communication at the core

The School of Audiology and Speech Sciences celebrates 50 years. Learn how alumni support people with hearing difficulties and speech and language disorders across Canada. Read more


Helping medical residents achieve their best state of wellness

The Resident Wellness Office empowers post-graduate medical residents to take care of their mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing. Dr. Dianna Louie explains the services and supports available. Read more


2019 Faculty of Medicine Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2019 award recipients! Find out how members of the Faculty of Medicine community are being recognized for their outstanding contributions. Read more


Towards a cure for diabetes

PhD student Priye Iworima is changing lives through biomedical engineering. Discover how she is working to develop protocols that could be used to generate a functional cure for diabetes. Read more


Fall Graduation 2019

Students graduate from a range of Faculty of Medicine programs. Hear from recent graduates in physical therapy, audiology and pathology and laboratory medicine. Read more


‘I can still feel it now:’ UBC doctor volunteers at Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Dr. Karen Arnold was struck by the resilience she encountered at the Kutapalong refugee camp. Find out why she calls the experience a “true knowledge exchange.” Read more


UBC medical school welcomes refugee applicants

Dr. Dermot Kelleher reflects on the need for the medical community to expand its horizons. Read more