ANNOUNCEMENT: UBC Faculty of Medicine Introduces Strategic Plan 2021-2026 “Building the Future”

July 8, 2021: Dr. Dermot Kelleher, Dean, Faculty of Medicine

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the launch of our refreshed strategic plan, Building the Future: 2021-2026. With our vision and values at the core, this plan outlines a new goal and four new strategies in each pillar: Education, Research, Organization and Partnership.

The plan builds on the substantial progress we made in implementing our previous strategic plan, and it reflects the valuable contributions of hundreds of faculty, staff, learners and partners who participated in the engagement process during the past 10 months.

Read Building the Future: 2021-2026 

An important factor in our success has been faculty- and staff-led projects supported by the Faculty of Medicine’s Strategic Investment Fund (SIF). Through SIF, we invest $2M per year to spur innovation and advance our strategic plan.

In celebration of our new plan, I am pleased to announce a special double round of funding. In addition to a general proposal stream, this round includes two specialized funding streams: Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Translational Medicine. The proposal submission deadline is October 17, 2021.

Learn more about the Strategic Investment Fund 

I am proud of what we have accomplished together, particularly through this difficult time. With the refreshed strategic plan now in place, let’s turn our focus to action. Each step we take towards our goals moves us closer to meeting our commitments to society and ourselves, living our values, and realizing our vision of transforming health for everyone.


Dermot Kelleher, MB, MD, FRCP, FRCPI, FMedSci, FCAHS, FRCPC, AGAF
Professor, Department of Medicine
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Vice-President, Health
The University of British Columbia