To accelerate discoveries and new knowledge to improve the lives of an aging population and individuals living with disability.


A world where people of all ages and abilities enjoy a life with quality.


Excellence, innovation, impact, leadership, interdisciplinary collaboration, and integrity, which are underlined by a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Our values are built upon the commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, which informs our Centre’s working and learning environment. We build a shared sense of ownership around inclusion and equity in our staff and researchers, which is held as an example to our trainees. Our trainees, research staff, and PI’s represent many different backgrounds, diverse experiences and perspectives that contribute to more robust and inclusive research.

We are committed to training a diverse group of highly qualified personnel in research excellence, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation within a respectful environment where creativity can flourish.

Further information on UBC's Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI), which provides leadership across the Faculty of Medicine in the areas of professionalism, learner mistreatment, equity, diversity, and inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-discrimination can be found at redi.med.ubc.ca