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Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory

The Advanced Material and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL) is an interdisciplinary research laboratory with faculty members and students from the Faculties of Science and Applied Science and from the Departments of Chemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Physics and Astronomy.

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

The Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre is a not-for-profit facility located on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The Centre was established in 1972 by the Western Canadian Universities Marine Sciences Society.

Human Early Learning Partnership

The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary research network which brings together many scientific viewpoints to address complex early child development issues, with a focus of ensuring that research knowledge is translated to community and policy action.

Laboratory of Archaeology

The Laboratory of Archaeology is committed to the scholarly study of the material evidence of past cultures. It is made up of a research community from across campus, a suite of research facilities, and a state-of-the-art provincial Collections Repository

Michael Smith Laboratories

The Michael Smith Laboratories investigates molecular genetics in humans, animals and plants, fermentation, bio-process engineering, and bioinformatics. It offers facilities and opportunities for graduate study in biotechnology through the academic departments of its faculty members.

Ocean Studies Council

The Ocean Studies Council is focused on the promotion of interdisciplinary research on ocean matters within the University.

Remote Sensing Council

The Remote Sensing Council coordinates studies in various aspects of remote sensing leading to master's and doctoral degrees in Astronomy, Computer Science, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (Atmospheric Science, Geology, Geophysics, or Oceanography), Electrical and Computer Engineering, Forestry, and Geography.

Therapeutics Initiative

The Therapeutics Initiative (TI) was established to provide physicians and pharmacists with up-to-date, evidence-based, practical information on prescription drug therapy. The TI is an independent organization, separate from government, the pharmaceutical industry and other vested interest groups.


TRIUMF is Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science. TRIUMF is an international centre for discovery and innovation, advancing fundamental, applied, and interdisciplinary research for science, medicine, and business.

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