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Applied Mathematics, Institute of

Faculty of Science

The Institute of Applied Mathematics promotes interdisciplinary research activities involving applied mathematics.

Asian Research, Institute of

Faculty of Arts

The Institute of Asian Research is UBC’s focal point on contemporary Asian policy issues. The Institute seeks to build knowledge that supports deep understanding and effective action in addressing a wide range of domestic, regional and global problems centered on Asia. 

BioProducts Institute

Faculties of Applied Science/Forestry/Science/Land and Food

The BioProducts Institute (BPI) is an innovative ecosystem of high-impact fundamental and applied researchers working on solutions to today’s climate and environmental challenges. The Institute brings together inter- and multi-disciplinary researchers comprised of scientists, engineers, and market and policy experts to unlock the full potential of materials, chemicals and fuels produced in nature. 

Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems, Institute of

Faculty of Science

The Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems is an umbrella organization that promotes innovative multi-disciplinary research in advanced technologies systems.

Critical Indigenous Studies, Institute for

Faculty of Arts

The Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS) is an interdisciplinary research unit for Indigenous critical theory and politics, arts research, and applied social practice within the humanities and social sciences at UBC.

Early Childhood Education and Research, Institute for

Faculty of Education

The Institute for Early Childhood Education and Research serves as a community of discourse within the Faculty of Education and the University around issues pertaining to professional development, research, policy, and leadership in the area of early childhood development and education.

Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, Institute for

Faculty of Arts

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice is an interdisciplinary academic unit that offers an undergraduate major and minor, as well as M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Studies and undergraduate and graduate courses.

Haida Gwaii, Institute

Faculty of Forestry

The Haida Gwaii Institute (HGI) is a community-based post-secondary education and research institution that is governed by both the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society (HGHES) and University of British Columbia Faculty of Forestry.

International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries

Faculty of Medicine

The International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries (ICORD) is an interdisciplinary research centre for the development and translation of strategies to promote functional recovery after spinal cord injury. 

Language Sciences Institute

Faculties of Arts/Science/Education/Medicine/Sauder

From investigating children’s development of language, to examining dyslexia and recovery from stroke, to helping the revitalization and maintenance of Indigenous languages, to modelling the human vocal tract, researchers in the Language Sciences Institute help to improve lives, and inform society. They aim to connect scholars, teachers, and researchers working in all areas of the language sciences, to create collaborations that produce and support innovative research. 

Life Sciences Institute

Faculty of Medicine / Faculty of Science

The Life Sciences Institute is dedicated to discovering the fundamental biological mechanisms underlying health and disease and translating this knowledge into new therapies.

Liu Institute for Global Issues

Faculty of Arts

The Liu Institute for Global Issues pursues policy-relevant research on emerging issues that demand innovative, interdisciplinary, and impact-oriented responses from the academic community.

Oceans and Fisheries, Institute for the

Faculty of Science

The Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries' mission is to work towards healthy and sustainable marine and fresh water systems through research, education, and societal engagement.

Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics

Faculty of Science

The Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics fosters collaborative research in theoretical physics, supporting both a visitor programme and a large number of meetings (including workshops and conferences), and summer schools.

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC) provides funding opportunities and an intellectual environment where scholars are free to pursue the collaborative exchange of ideas beyond disciplinary boundaries. The Institute's goal is to stimulate creative, innovative research that makes important advances in knowledge.

Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Institute for

Faculty of Science

The Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability fosters sustainable futures by focusing on integrated research and learning concerning the linkages between human and natural systems, in order to support decision making, from local to global scales.

Praxis Spinal Cord Institute

he Rick Hansen Institute is now Praxis Spinal Cord Institute. Praxis is a Canadian-based not-for-profit organization that leads global collaboration in spinal cord injury research, innovation and care. They accelerate the translation of discoveries and best practices into improved treatments for people with spinal cord injuries.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Institute for the

Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

The Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL) was established by Senate in May 2004, in order to support research, inquiry, and reflection on teaching and learning at The University of British Columbia.

Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute

Faculty of Science

The Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute focuses on research of systems and phenomena explicitly involving quantum mechanics, particularly Quantum Materials.


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