At UBC Science, outstanding scientists and students conduct high-calibre, in-depth research in the life, physical, earth, mathematical and computing sciences.
They strive to unravel the principles that underlie our universe - from the subatomic to the macroscopic, from pure mathematics to biotechnology, from ecosystems to galactic systems.
UBC Science provides many collaborative opportunities for industry and other partners in areas such as materials and manufacturing, ecosystem services and conservation policy, graphics and visual analytics, IT and data mining, healthcare and biotechnology, natural resources and energy, and statistical consulting and finance.
The Biodiversity Research Centre seeks to understand the spectrum of biological diversity, its evolution, and its preservation. More than 50 researchers at the centre investigate evolution, systematics and phylogeny, population and community ecology, fisheries management and conservation biology.
The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) promotes mathematical research and education, and works to build ties between scientists and the industrial and business sectors.
Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS)
Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM)
Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS)
Statistical Consulting and Research Laboratory (SCARL)
UBC's Mineral Deposit Research Unit is an internationally recognized research group devoted to solving mineral exploration problems, and an important part of the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences.
Michael Smith Laboratories (MSL) is Canada's first interdisciplinary biotechnology unit and home to more than 250 researchers. MSL investigates molecular genetics in humans, animals and plants, fermentation and bio-process engineering, and bioinformatics.
Graphics, Animation and New Media Network (GRAND) is a research network and commercialization engine whose goal is to address complex issues in digital media and transform multidisciplinary research into user-centred solutions.
The Life Sciences Institute (LSI) is working to build an exceptional interdisciplinary research environment at the University, linking all branches of the life sciences.
Neglected Global Diseases Initiative
Michael Smith Laboratories
Biomedical Research Centre
Brain Research Centre
Centre for Blood Research
Centre for Microbial Diseases and Immunity Research
International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries
Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL) is a multi-disciplinary research centre with a focus on leading edge research of materials, devices and processing sciences.
TRIUMF: Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics is one of the world's leading subatomic physics laboratories. TRIUMF has a staff of 340 scientists, engineers, and technicians, and a further 140 postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and co-op students.
The Fisheries Centre promotes a multidisciplinary study of aquatic ecosystems and broad-based collaboration with maritime communities, government, NGOs and other partners.
Opportunities in Science