Conducting research and obtaining external funding often requires access to advanced infrastructure. UBC offers many facilities that can improve your competitiveness.
Shared research facilities at UBC offer access to a variety of core facilities and tools including cutting-edge instrumentation, advanced technologies, and data processing and analysis.
Need to identify or locate a facility or service? Want to understand the capability of a specific instrument? Experts and research managers in the facilities listed below can provide the help you need.
For more information on shared research facilities at UBC, or to enquire about listing your facility, please contact Marie-Claude Fortin, Shared Research Facilities Manager.
UBC Shared Facilities
PLANT CARE SERVICES
Plant Care Services offers coordinated access and services to two research greenhouses and field locations.
One greenhouse is located on the main campus at West Mall and Stores rd. The second greenhouse is on South Campus, near the Botanical Garden’s nursery at 3929 Wesbrook Mall.
Field services will be available at the Totem station on West Mall and near the South Campus greenhouse.
Initial contact for work in greenhouses or field: email@example.com
RESEARCH WITH ANIMALS
Initial contact for ethical reviews: Suzanne Richardson
Initial contact for planning your research: https://animalcare.ubc.ca/planning-your-research
COMPUTING SERVICES FOR BIG DATA
Initial contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Gerald McGavin Building, 112A- 2386 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
SEQUENCING AND BIOINFORMATICS
Initial contact: Sunita Sinha at email@example.com
Location: Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, 3124 – 2405 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
PACIFIC CENTRE FOR ISOTOPIC AND GEOCHEMICAL RESEARCH
PCIGR offers analytical services and training in geochemistry with applications to environmental monitoring, mineral exploration, and dating of materials. The facility houses specialized cleanrooms, mass spectrometers, and laser ablation systems designed for high-precision elemental and isotopic analysis. A dedicated team of specialists can provide custom solutions to meet the specific needs and challenges of university researchers, government and industry.
BC CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL - CORE FACILITIES
Several core facilities exist on the campus of the BC Children’s Hospital including analytical services, biobank, imaging, flow cytometry, genomics among others.
Location: BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, 938 W. 28th avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4H4
Initial contact: Vidhu Sharma (Vidhu.Sharma@bcchr.ubc.ca)
IMAGING FOR MATERIALS AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Initial Contact: Claire Atkinson, Miki Fujita, Jacob Kabel and Nancy Ford at http://imaginglabs.ubc.ca/contact-us/
Locations: Various locations across campus (Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, Life Sciences Building, Biosciences Building, Frank Forward Building, Earth Sciences Building).
MASS SPECTOMETRY AND PROTEOMICS SERVICES
The Proteomics Core Facility offers training and services for fractionation, characterization of proteins, analysis and quantitative proteomics. It serves as a hub for protein research and houses mass spectrometers, HPLCs and other instrumentation. Sample drop off in person is available five days a week.
Initial contact: Jason Rogalski at firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Michael Smith Laboratories, 345-2125 East Mall, Vancouver, V6T 1Z4
GREENING YOUR LAB
Initial contact information for Green Labs: Hannah Land at email@example.com
CLEAN ROOM FOR MICRO AND NANO ELECTRONICS
The AMPEL Advanced Nanofabrication Facility offers services for microfabrication of microfluidics devices (for proteomics, DNA sequencing, lab-on-chip, cell cultures), photonics (photonic crystals, lasers, modulators), and nano-electronics (carbon nanotube devices, graphene electronics).
Initial contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Brimacombe Building, 2355 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3