The Faculty of Medicine touches the lives of all British Columbians. The health professionals we educate provide outstanding care that improves people’s health throughout the province. Our leading researchers seek innovative ways of preventing, detecting, treating and curing illness here in BC and around the world.
Kathleen Harris’ path to UBC begins with the story of one little boy. She met him at a First Nations school where she volunteered by spending quality, one-on-one time with primary children who seemed to indicate that something in their life was affecting their behaviour at school. As she talked with children, parents and Elders […]
Each year in Canada, more than 15,500 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy – 55% of those before the age of ten. In 50-60% of the cases, the cause is unknown. Refractory epilepsy – described as that which cannot be controlled with two or more medications – is especially dangerous, because uncontrolled seizures interfere with […]
The UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is improving the quality of life of women suffering from pelvic floor disorders by conducting research aimed at developing new prevention and treatment more
As longtime faculty members, Dr. Larry Warshawski and Dr. Anne Wachsmuth always planned to leave something to UBC down the line. When they learned about The American Foundation for The University of British Columbia, a registered charity designed to maximize tax benefits on donations from the United States, these generous donors had the perfect gift […]
Some 370,000 adults in B.C. have very troublesome, ongoing sexual dysfunctions. Often, but not always, the context is one of chronic illness, including mood disorders, neurological disease, cancer, or more