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.


UBC lauds pioneers in heart failure and brain imaging

Cardiologist Paul Armstrong and neuroscientist Alan Evans have won the Margolese National Prizes in Heart and Brain Disorders, a $50,000 award bestowe...

Stronger drunk driving law leads to safer roads

B.C.'s harsher penalties led to an estimated 84 fewer fatal crashes, according to research led by Jeffrey Brubacher, an Associate Professor of Emergen...

B.C. and U.S. support expansion of UBC’s addiction research and training

The $5.5 million will help train more addiction specialists and support clinical trials.


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.