The Faculty of Medicine (FoM) proposes a new flagship Medicine 1 Building (MED-1) at the UBC Vancouver campus to provide much-needed flexible, state-of-the-art, high infrastructure, innovative research and teaching space and expand its translational research capacity. The new Medicine One building is targeted to provide innovative, sustainable, flexible and interactive space for new types of research, teaching, and synergy with partners in industry. It will consolidate existing infrastructure and equipment and will provide opportunities for collaboration amongst key stakeholders who are currently spatially segregated.
MED-1 will provide centralized facilities and resources such as select core platforms, clinical, lab and incubator spaces for new and existing researchers, interactive common areas and specialized communication and collision areas for interdisciplinary exchange of ideas, and collaboration, high head and high infrastructure labs for strategic hires, and a permanent home for the FoM Dean’s Office (administrative staff). The building will provide teaching, research and office facilities for a projected 90-100 new tenure-track research faculty members over the next 10 years, and the administrative and research staff and graduate students that will support them.