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.


Closing the “injury gap”

The injury rate for Aboriginal people in B.C. is falling faster than it is for the general population.

NeuroDevNet gains renewed funding

The UBC-based network, dedicated to investigating childhood brain development, received almost $20 million from the federal government.

UBC scientists help avert a nuclear medicine meltdown

A small cyclotron has been shown to be capable of producing enough medical isotopes to meet the daily needs of the entire province.


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.