Tackling the various emerging threats to public health has never been more complex, but innovations in healthcare remain notoriously slow to break ground. As industry works to address the medical challenges of today, we are positioning ourselves to innovate around the fundamental questions underlying next-generation health challenges in two key areas.  

Fostering nurse leadership 

Nurses are the backbone of healthcare. And for many, their journey starts right here at UBC. As a leader in nursing science and education, the School of Nursing is primed to meet international recommendations that are essential to overcoming the persistent challenges brought on by the nursing shortage, but for a critical lack of space.  

Plans are underway for a new building that will provide a permanent home for UBC Nursing, the School of Kinesiology, the Integrated Student Health and Wellbeing Services and Programs, and components of UBC Health — a place where we can continue to push the boundaries of nursing education, expand the depth and breadth of our research and keep pace with the changing demands of the profession. 

Your contribution will ensure that UBC Nursing can continue to do what we do best: 

  • Prepare innovative nurse educators to meet increased teaching demands as we expand our global nursing workforce 

  • Develop visionary nurse leaders with the expertise to drive health policy and address the systemic barriers that are keeping the nursing shortage in place 

  • Conduct leading-edge nursing science to advance nursing practice, guide health policy and transform health systems wherever UBC nurses are in the world. 

The path forward is clear. And with your support, we can take the necessary steps today to build the secure, sustainable and resilient health systems of tomorrow. 

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Let’s talk about your gift! 

We’re happy to answer your questions and help you along the way. For more details, please contact:  

Valerie Martin 
Directory, Faculty Campaign  


Developing game-changing biomedical technologies   

Once simply the builders of bridges, skyscrapers and airplanes, engineers now create new medical knowledge and commercialize new treatments to save lives.  

From point-of-care diagnostics to devices that “read and write” into our bodies to help us walk, think, and see better, the School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) is fast becoming one of the places to watch for the next wave of technologies that will transform medicine.  
But this novel convergence of biology, medicine and engineering presents a unique challenge: the need for a purpose-built space where students from these traditionally disparate fields can interact, share ideas and learn from each other. Imagine learning spaces that explore the intersection of AI and medicine. Wet spaces for bio-cellular innovations. State-of-the art makerspaces that allow entrepreneurial students and faculty to conduct and commercialize research. A hub for critical industry-university initiatives, for public collaboration. 

Your gift will enable the development of the next generation of transformative health biotechnologies. This is how innovation happens—and medicine evolves.  

Donate now 

Let’s talk about your gift! 

We’re happy to answer your questions and help you along the way. For more details, please contact:

Debbie Woo 
Senior Director, Development & Alumni Engagement 

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