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.


The search for a reliable antidote to heparin

The compound developed by Jaychandran Kizhakkedathu is intended to prevent serious bleeding, especially during surgery.

Samuel Aparicio Named 2014 Aubrey J. Tingle Prize Winner

Breast cancer researcher Samuel Aparicio has been named the winner of the fifth annual Aubrey J. Tingle Prize. Dr. Aparicio is a Canada Research Chai...

Rubber duckies as research tools

Susan Small, Director of UBC’s Pediatric Audiology Lab, shares tips on recognizing and preventing hearing loss in infants and children.


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.