UBC Science faculty members conduct top-tier research in the life, physical, earth and computational sciences. Their discoveries help build our understanding of natural laws—driving insights into sustainability, biodiversity, human health, nanoscience and new materials, probability, artificial intelligence, and exoplanets.
While committed to discipline-based excellence, our scientists collaborate across fields, allowing them to build knowledge that couldn't be fully realized within one discipline. Our researchers have have included two Nobel Laureates, eight Fellows of the Royal Society of London, 60 Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, 10 Members of the Order of Canada, and 47 Canada Research Chairs.
In the 2010-2011 fiscal year, our faculty received $80 million in research awards from a wide array of funding agencies, as well as corporate and not-for-profit organizations.
Sources of research funding also include the BC Knowledge Development Fund, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Genome BC, US National Science Foundation, US National Institutes of Health, and others. These resources help establish new space for research units, funds for students and technicians, and state-of-the-art instruments and lab equipment – and they support us in our efforts to contribute to the never-ending process of discovery and innovation.