Applied Science: accelerating solutions to transform tomorrow.

Do the cellular components of a tree hold the cure for cancer?Bioproducts Institute
Wetlands store as much as 30% of terrestrial carbon.Coastal Adaptation Lab
Gut microbiota is an enticing ecosystem for precision medicine.Tropini Lab

Global challenges do not fit neatly into separate categories.

As engineers, nurses, architects and planners, we work with our partners to deliver viable, comprehensive solutions.

Our Approach

People :: Places :: Planet

Solutions at all scales for today and tomorrow. Mobilizing research to protect the environment, build thriving communities, and advance human wellbeing.

Ranked at #1 in Canada and #7 worldwide, UBC is a leading institution according to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

(Times Higher Learning Impact ranking)