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 14 centres that are part of UBC or affiliated with it.


World policy-makers cite UBC-CFRI research in approving fewer HPV vaccine doses

The WHO and European Community have endorsed two doses, which is likely to boost usage.

Three Canada Research Chairs renewed in the Faculty of Medicine

Research in the UBC Faculty of Medicine has received an $3.3 million boost in federal funding for three professors renewed as Canada Research Chairs.

Prostate cancer researchers receive international recognition

Four researchers from the Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) – a Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and UBC Faculty of Medicine centre – are...


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.