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.


Adele Diamond receives Honourary Doctorate from Ben-Gurion University

Adele Diamond, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Canada Research Chair in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience has received the Honourary Do...

Drs. Lara Boyd and Julio Montaner participate in the Research2Reality Video Series

Both researchers speak about their research in the Research2Reality video series.

The key to stopping sarcomas’ spread

Poul Sorensen found a previously unknown protein pathway that enables tumour cells to withstand hypoxia -- and cancer drugs.


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.