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 Canada Research Chairs appointed in the Faculty of Medicine

Michael Kobor is among four Canada Research Chairs receiving a boost in federal funding.

Enzyme may be key to stopping fatal sepsis outcomes

Professor Keith Walley has discovered that controlling levels of the human enzyme PCSK9 could be the difference between life and death for patients wi...

New mobile friendly website to help Canadians manage depression

Raymond Lam led the creation of MoodFx, a mobile friendly website for monitoring clinical depression and connecting with mental health providers.


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.