UBC Health facilitates research collaboration across disciplines to tackle some of our most pressing health challenges.

As these challenges grow increasingly complex, extending and improving the lives of people in British Columbia requires an interdisciplinary approach to research that goes beyond traditional departmental and institutional boundaries. UBC Health has a number of strategic research initiatives to advance interdisciplinary health research and knowledge translation, integrate data, policies, and processes across UBC that support applied interdisciplinary health research, and develop approaches to data use that help address systemic racism and inequities in BC.

Disaggregated Data

UBC Health is committed to ongoing dialogue and collaboration about the collection and use of disaggregated data and how it can be used to address inequalities and advance human rights. We aim to build awareness about new developments in disaggregated data and data justice, connect researchers to guidance around best practices, and engage communities to inform responsible health research approaches.

Health After 2020

Through the Health After 2020 program, we support researchers to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations and build a community of UBC Health scholars. Through the development of research collaborations, academic outputs, cross-campus conversations, and open dialogue sessions, the program convenes and informs people at the inflection point in our society created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

HIFI Awards

We provide support for catalyzing and advancing collaborative research initiatives through the Health Innovation Funding Investment (HIFI) Awards. As some of the brightest minds across the UBC research ecosystem come together, they will be able to closely collaborate towards innovative and groundbreaking solutions to complex issues.

Ministry of Health Research Seed Grant Program

In partnership with the Ministry of Health, UBC Health offers funding through the Ministry of Health Research Seed Grant Program to researchers from UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan.

Public Scholars Initiative

UBC Health has partnered with the Public Scholars Initiative to facilitate the development of a community of PhD students working to address the complex questions and challenges of our world through collaborations, with a particular focus on those conducting research that impacts health equity.

UBC Health Dialogue Series

The UBC Health Dialogue Series builds on the considerable strengths across the university and communities by bringing together scholars, students, and community to discuss important issues related to the health and wellbeing of society.