Spotlight Areas

As a top-40 research university, UBC is celebrated for the scope, strength and impact of its research activities. Here's where our researchers claim the spotlight in the global arena.


ADVANCED MATERIALS

UBC researchers are at the leading edge of a global materials revolution transforming electronics, energy, medicine and more.

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BRAIN HEALTH

UBC is home to more than 500 researchers doing pioneering work around mental health and injuries and diseases that affect the brain. 

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CULTURE + DIVERSITY

Our commitment to research that explores cultural, community and gender differences spans our campuses.

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DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

UBC research is shaping the digital technologies we use every day for work, entertainment and communications.

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ECONOMICS + BUSINESS

Our researchers understand and tackle challenges in the private and public sectors at local and international levels.

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ENVIRONMENT

Researchers at UBC are developing solutions to protect regional, national and international resources and environments.

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GENOMICS

We are developing a wide range of genome-based applications and tools to improve our health and environment.

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GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

UBC has become an integral part of the solution to the world’s global challenges.

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HEART + LUNG

Our researchers are developing tests, biomarkers and therapies to predict, treat and cure some of the leading causes of death.

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HIV + AIDS

UBC has been on the global frontline of HIV/AIDS research, changing approaches and treatment for more than 30 years.

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Find more of our world-leading areas of research in our faculties, centres + institutes