Research Centres and Clusters

Centre for Sport and Sustainability
The Centre’s approach is to integrate training and educational opportunities with core research activities focused around sport and sustainability. The Centre will sponsor a visiting scholar series, graduate student scholarships and a themed seed grant program, and serve as an incubator for innovative research, mentoring and instruction across UBC and internationally.

Origins of Balance Deficits and Falls Research Cluster
This multi-disciplinary research cluster aims to advance our understanding of the mechanistic principles of healthy balance control and the mechanisms that underlie balance deficits and falls.

Physical Activity for Precision Health Cluster
Physical activity promotes health and wellness but there is a need to move beyond the "one size fits all" approach. Through collaboration among researchers and key stakeholders, our cluster aims to transform how physical activities are prescribed, monitored, and implemented to promote health and wellbeing across the health continuum and lifespan.

Cluster Leads: Teresa Liu Ambrose, Linda Li, Eli Puterman

BC Diabetes Research Network
The BC Diabetes Research Network is a province-wide network for diabetes researchers to connect and collaborate. Currently, focusing on four areas of research strength: Islet biology & cell therapy; Diabetes risk & prevention; Complications; Patient-centred research.