Understanding and preserving
UBC brings together a cluster of 50 renowned evolutionary biologists, zoologists and botanists working to understand the complexities of biological diversity, evolution, plant and animal physiology, and conservation.
Integrated research in
From coastal ecosystems to fisheries management to climate change—UBC's top-ranked scientists are fostering sustainable futures by investigating the interplay of natural and human systems.
Training and research platforms for
Teams of world-class material scientists and chemists at UBC are expanding our understanding of superconductors, nanomaterials, organic compounds, catalysts, and more. The work could transform electronics, energy and medicine.
New frontiers in the
Across departments, UBC researchers are elucidating the cycles that drive geological, atmospheric and ocean processes on Earth. With international partners like NASA and the CSA, they’re also discovering what we can learn from these processes on distant planets.
Awards and Impact
UBC Science researchers are consistently named to esteemed awards and hold 50 Canada Research Chairs.
210+ spin-offs have evolved from UBC—a third reflect the work of UBC Science investigators.
UBC Science spinoffs Our research across BC Research facilities
International collaborations in
Physics + astronomy
Home to Canada's national lab for particle and nuclear physics, UBC also plays key roles at CERN, SLAC, JPARK and other major international collaborations. Together, UBC astronomers and cosmologists are broadening our understanding of the Universe.
Interdisciplinary research excellence in
Health + genomics
UBC is home to two of Canada’s strongest interdisciplinary life sciences and genomics hubs, and our researchers are leaders in molecular genetics, genomics, bioengineering, personalized medicine and microbial research.
Collaborative research in
Computers + graphics
In partnership with other universities and industry, UBC computer scientists are conducting research that runs the digital gamut from AI, to network and security research, to HCI, to advanced graphics algorithms.
Top-tier research teams in
Math + data science
Teams working across the computational sciences—including in probability, algebra, geometry, statistics and discrete math—are uncovering fundamental new models and applying the mathematical sciences to pressing issues.
Evidence to transform
UBC is a North America leader in generating and applying research to facilitate large-scale science education transformation. More than 180 undergrad UBC Science courses have adopted evidence-based enriched learning practices.