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.


Faculty of Medicine wins three grants from Alzheimer’s grant program

Neil Cashman, James Johnson and Christian Naus will get support for their respective efforts at understanding -- and defeating -- the neurodegenerativ...

Hunting the genes that cause rare diseases

A new national network co-led by Professor of Medical Genetics Phillip Hieter received an initial grant of $2.3 million from CIHR.

The hazards of safe playgrounds

Assistant Professor Mariana Brussoni questions the "over-engineering" of today's playgrounds.


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.