The largest of the 12 faculties at the University, the Faculty of Medicine (FOM) is composed of 19 academic basic science and/or clinical departments, two schools and ten UBC Senate-approved research centres. The Faculty’s annual consolidated budget is over $400 million including operating, research, special purpose, endowment and trust funds. The Faculty is the largest and most complex at UBC with over 1,500 clerical support, management and professional staff, as well as over 600 full-time academic and over 4,500 clinical faculty. Together with its partners including BC’s six Health Authorities and their affiliated teaching hospitals and community facilities, the Faculty provides innovative education programs in the areas of health and life sciences through a province-wide delivery model.
The Faculty is the sole provider for not only a provincially distributed medical education program but also for physical therapy, occupational therapy, midwifery, audiology, speech language pathology, and genetic counseling health professions. Academic and clinical faculty members teach students at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels. The Faculty is a major health research enterprise that generates more than $275 million in research funding each year. Academic Space includes facilities that support teaching and research programs located at:
- UBC Point Grey
- Clinical Health Authority sites
- the Southern Medical Program sited at UBC Okanagan campus
- the Island Medical Program sited at the University of Victoria and
- the Northern Medical Program sited at the University of Northern BC in Prince George.
The FoM Space Planning and Facilities Management Unit oversees the allocation, utilization and management of all academic space, on behalf of the Dean and the Faculty of Medicine and under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer.
Any construction or renovation work that takes place in Academic Space requires the involvement of the FoM Space Planning and Facilities Management Unit to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory, Health Authority and University standards.