UBC is now ranked twenty second on the planet for all times sciences and drugs in accordance with the most recent QS World College Rankings. UBC is persistently among the many top-tier life sciences and medical faculties across the globe and this newest rating represents the college’s highest putting ever, up two spots from 2022.
“These newest rankings mirror the college’s extraordinary group of scientists, educators, learners and employees who’ve come along with a shared imaginative and prescient to rework well being for everybody,” says Dr. Dermot Kelleher, UBC’s Vice-President, Well being and Dean of the School of Drugs. “Collectively, by impressed and collective motion, our group is translating breakthrough discoveries and modern studying experiences into higher well being outcomes for sufferers right here at house and all over the world.”
Throughout disciplines, the UBC schools of medication, science, utilized science, pharmaceutical sciences, dentistry and others are main globally essential analysis and innovation, and coaching the subsequent era of medical doctors, scientists and healthcare professionals who’re creating pathways to raised well being for communities in British Columbia, throughout Canada and past.
For instance, within the final 12 months alone, researchers at UBC’s School of Drugs launched the world’s first scientific trial for a genetically engineered stem cell-based remedy for sort 1 diabetes and recognized a promising new therapy pathway for muscular dystrophy. Main developments have been additionally made towards common organs for transplant, bettering entry to medicines utilizing drone applied sciences, and on methods to scale back ovarian most cancers threat, amongst many different important areas.
“These newest rankings mirror the college’s extraordinary group of scientists, educators, learners and employees who’ve come along with a shared imaginative and prescient to rework well being for everybody.”
Dr. Dermot Kelleher
In response to the pandemic, UBC professor Dr. Pieter Cullis was widely known for his pioneering work creating the lipid nanoparticle supply know-how that permits mRNA therapeutics such because the extremely efficient COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. One other UBC professor, Dr. Sriram Subramaniam, led first-in-the-world work to map the Omicron spike protein and recognized a significant therapeutic goal for all variants of SARS-CoV-2.
A worldwide chief in distributed training in regional, rural and distant communities, UBC’s School of Drugs continues to broaden its medical and well being professions coaching applications throughout British Columbia to fulfill the distinctive well being wants of people, various populations and society. This includes increasing the group of potential college students, together with those that id as a part of traditionally, persistently, or systemically marginalized teams.
Along with companions throughout academia, well being care, business and the general public and not-for-profit sectors, UBC is fostering a world-leading biomedical innovation and life sciences ecosystem in B.C. and Canada that’s bettering the well being and well-being of individuals in all places.
Be taught extra within the School of Drugs’s strategic plan, Constructing the Future: 2021-2026.