About University of British Columbia
Incorporated by the British Columbia government in 1908, the University of British Columbia has consistently ranked among the top 50 universities in the world. A research-intensive university with the province’s only medical school, UBC is home to more than 50,000 undergraduate, graduate and international students and has an economic impact of $4 billion to the local economy.
Only 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Vancouver or the Great Northern Way Campus, the University of British Columbia holds an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning. UBC also has campuses in downtown Vancouver, in Kelowna, BC, and is a partner at the GNWC.
The UBC Faculty of Medicine’s eHealth Strategy Office
The UBC Faculty of Medicine’s eHealth Strategy Office is a self-funded unit which carries out research, evaluation, engagement, educational, knowledge translation and policy informing work to explore and advance the use of modern personal information and communication technologies (for example, mobile, social media, multimedia, the Internet and bio-sensors) to improve health care and management.
Though there are several research groups in eHealth or Health Informatics in Canada and worldwide, our team uniquely combine research, engagement and educational approaches with individual, community and organizational level health initiatives.
We strive for excellence in research, evaluation and knowledge translation. With expertise in collaborative, participatory methodologies and a reputation for developing and implementing rigorous multi-method research, our team leads and partners with organizations to design, build and deliver innovative programs in a variety of contexts to connect people to better health.