Research and Innovation

Home of the Vancouver Fraser Medical Program/Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

We build research capacity by stimulating new ideas and directions, developing strategies, fostering and collaborating on research across the department and promoting external partnerships.


Meet the people who are at the forefront of making a difference in family practice.


Find what you need to conduct research.


Read about the latest in family practice research.

For a listing of resident publications, see here.

Clinician Scholar Program

Learn about opportunities within this component of the Enhanced Skills Residency training.

Research Rounds and Conferences

Learn about upcoming Research Rounds, view recordings of previous presentations and learn about upcoming conferences.

Research and Innovation Programs

Enhanced Skills Program

These third-year residency positions are part of the Postgraduate Program of the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

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Centre for Rural Health Research

The Centre for Rural Health Research has an expansive program of mixed methods research investigating rural health services.

Innovation Support Unit

The Innovation Support Unit improves the health of British Columbians by supporting primary care innovation across research areas of focus. 

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Lifestyle Research Programs

HealtheSteps and Hockey Fans In Training incorporate exercise, physical activity, healthy eating and other habits into their everyday lives.

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Sport and Exercise Medicine

UBC SEM is committed to education, research and service and the scientific pursuit of knowledge to create better health.

Palliative Care

This division aims to ensure excellence in care for those living with life-threatening illness through research, community advocacy and education . 

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Care of the Elderly

This division encompasses practicing geriatricians and researchers and educators affiliated with UBC throughout the province.

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The Contraception and Abortion Research Team supports equitable access to family planning knowledge, methods and services.

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Centre for Aging SMART

Solutions for Mobility, Activity, Rehabilitation and Technology

The Birth Place Lab

The Birth Place Lab facilitates multi-disciplinary and community-based participatory research on high quality maternity health care across birth settings.

Perinatal Anxiety Research Lab

PARLab is dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of new and expectant mothers, and their babies.

Men’s Health Initiative

Blueprint catalyzes a global conversation about the state and impact of men in the world. They are mobilizing men to be a force for good.

Maternal Infant Health

Maternal and Infant Health Canada focuses on improving the health of communities with an emphasis on maternal mortality, women’s health and the environment.

Research Blog