Affiliated Academic Departments

Interdisciplinary Oncology Program


The Interdisciplinary Oncology Program offers advanced study and research in a variety of fields relating to oncology. Those fields include: molecular and cellular biology, genetics, biophysics, bioinformatics, pharmaceutical sciences, radiological sciences, immunology, molecular pathology, sociobehavioural studies, epidemiology and health economics.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC

Dept of Path

The UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is an academic department of the UBC Faculty of Medicine, and has major responsibilities and leadership in activities related to education, research and academic practice.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBC

Dept of Biochem & Molec Bio

Home to many internationally recognized researchers, work in the department is focused on the study of diseases including cancer, diabetes, blindness, heart disease and inflammation. Together with those who focus on drug research, researchers are working to understand these issues and develop treatments and cures. Other aspects of the department's research focus on developing new antibiotics: an urgent priority since resistance to existing drugs is so prevalent around the world. Several members are working to understand how the function of genes is controlled. 

Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, UBC

Dept. o f Surgery, Otolaryngology

Otolaryngology is the medical and surgical specialty that provides care for persons suffering from illnesses of the head and neck. Otolaryngology was one of the first “specialties” that came into existence. It did so because of the special training and skills that were required to see recesses within the nose, throat and ears. In more recent times, otolaryngology has evolved into subdisciplines and each of the areas are well represented in the University of British Columbia’s Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Engineering Science (Biomedical Engineering), SFU

SFU Engineering

Our biomedical engineers have the same foundation in programming, electronics and systems engineering but use those tools for improving health outcomes. At SFU, this can include developing ever-smarter sensors and wearable technology to enhance treatments; designing pioneering new instruments like the Lungpacer, which enables patients without the capacity to breathe on their own; and creating high-tech, user-friendly solutions in fields from biomechanics to neurophysiology.

Department of Dermatology & Skin Science, UBC

Dept. Dermatology & Skin Science

The Department of Dermatology and Skin Science trains undergraduate medical students to have a grounding and basic training in Dermatology through the Undergraduate Program, while graduate medical students are trained to become fully licensed Dermatologists in our Postgraduate Program for residents. This program is recognized by both the Canadian Dermatological Association and the American Academy of Dermatology. One of the primary functions of the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science is to provide ongoing care to the community for all of their skin care needs.

Department of Physics and Astronomy, UBC

Dept. Physics

One of the largest and most diverse physics and astronomy departments in Canada. Our faculty, staff and students are committed to serving Canada and the province of British Columbia by attracting and training outstanding local, national, and international students, and conducting forefront research that spans the field.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UBC

Dept. Microbio and Immunology

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of British Columbia provides a stimulating environment in which to pursue a graduate or undergraduate research program. Our faculty is internationally recognized for contributions in microbiology, molecular biology and immunology. Students will have the opportunity to experience the most up to date molecular approaches to the study of problems in microbiology and immunology.

Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology Residency Program, Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, UBC

Dept. Dentistry

The University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry, in conjunction with university affiliated teaching hospitals (BC Cancer and the Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre) offers postgraduate residency training in Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology (OMOP). The program consists of a four-year hospital-based residency in both oral medicine and oral pathology specialties.  This four-year program leads to dual certification and eligibility to take examinations of the Royal College of Dentists (Canada) Fellowship and the American Board of the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

Department of Statistics, UBC

Faculty of Science

Since the Department's founding in 1984, we have had a consistent vision of the discipline of Statistics and of our role in shaping it through our activities in education, in methodological and applied research, and in support of subject area research, a vision that is consistent with the newly emerged field of Data Science. 

Faculty of Medicine, UBC

Faculty of Medicine

The UBC Faculty of Medicine is a leader in both the science and the practice of medicine across British Columbia. More than 11,000 faculty and staff are training the next generation of doctors and health care professionals, making remarkable discoveries, and helping to create the pathways to better health for our communities at home and around the world.

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