Research Excellence

UBC consistently ranks as one of the world’s top research universities. Globally connected, we attract the highest-calibre research faculty and students and more than $700 million in research funding each year across both our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

In partnership with universities, industries, government and communities worldwide, our research discoveries are hugely influential. They are advancing new knowledge and have led to countless new products, treatments and services.

Thanks to researchers at our two campuses and affiliated teaching hospitals, UBC ideas, innovations and discoveries are improving lives around the world.

UBC Research by the numbers

Research Activity


Awards + honours 

Chair holders


Research Funding, 2023/24


THE Impact Ranking, 2023


Associated Nobel Laureates 


Canada Research Chairs


Tri-Agency Funding, 2023/24


THE Ranking, 2023


Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada


Canada Excellence Research Chairs
(currently in position)


Research Projects, 2023/24


ARWU Ranking, 2023



Faculty in 2023 Highly Cited Researchers Listing
(24 with UBC as primary affiliation)


Canada 150 Chairs

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