About Us

The University of British Columbia Division of Palliative Care (DOPC) strives to ensure excellence in care of people living with advanced illness through research, community advocacy and education in undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and public education. Since its establishment in 1997, the Division has maintained uniquely robust interdepartmental relationships across the UBC Faculty of Medicine. The Division reports to both the Department of Medicine and Department of Family Practice; many of our faculty members also hold joint-appointments with Departments of Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. The Division has developed and supported diverse Palliative Medicine providers across the province, with a major academic focus on providing education for Palliative Medicine residents along with residents and medical students of various backgrounds, accounting for over 550 learners per Academic Year.

DOPC VISION: Building the future of palliative care together to ensure excellence in care of people living with advanced illness

DOPC MISSION: UBC Division of Palliative Care will endeavor to create a strong network of palliative care providers and champions through education, community-building, partnership and research

DOPC VALUES: Growth, leadership, community, wellness, resilience, partnership, innovation, academia