About MBIM
About MBIM
UBC Department of Microbiology & Immunology

The UBC Department of Microbiology and Immunology is an inspiring, inclusive, and internationally-recognized research environment exploring the study of microbiology, immunology, ecology, virology, and related fields.


Students can pursue an undergraduate or graduate research program and will have the opportunity to experience the most up-to-date approaches to their research and studies. 


Through community-driven events and diverse opportunities in research and mentorship - the department is a welcoming space to work and learn.

MBIM Mission - Research

Increase the quality, impact, and visibility of the department’s world-class science research in microbiology, immunology, virology, and related areas.

MBIM Mission - Teaching

Provide outstanding education opportunities that allow students to learn conceptual understanding, critical thinking and communications skills, and practical experience.

MBIM Mission - Outreach

Convey the importance of our research fields, share important research advances, and inspire the next generation of scientists.  

MBIM Values - Excellence

Providing outstanding leadership, mentorship, and management to support the teaching, research, and community engagement missions of the department.

MBIM Values - EDI

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) are key to achieving the best learning, working, and research environments. 

MBIM Values - Community

Creating a safe and welcoming space for everyone in our department and beyond through seminars, symposiums, and outreach events to foster meaningful connections.