Research Overview


UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is where great minds make a difference.

Since 1945, we’ve earned a reputation for outstanding pharmaceutical sciences research. We’re consistently ranked among the top pharmacy faculties in North America and are a leader in pharmaceutical sciences research in Canada.

Focusing on problems that matter

As a leading research faculty, we conduct groundbreaking research in the pharmaceutical sciences – all with the goal of addressing the pressing health needs of society and improving lives. We’re tackling diseases like asthma, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis and HIV/AIDS. We’re developing better ways to deliver drugs and prevent adverse drug reactions. And we’re conducting clinical and economic research in pharmaceutical outcomes.

Our research is making a major difference to the health and well-being of citizens throughout the world.

Attracting the brightest minds in our field

Our reputation as a top research centre attracts some of the brightest and most productive minds in the field. Currently, our faculty includes a Canadian Diabetes Research Scholar, four Canada Research Chairs, five Michael Smith Foundation Scholars, and three Distinguished University Scholars.



a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
2405 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3
Tel (Dean’s Office): 604.822.2343

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