Who We Support

MedIT is the elective IT service provider for the Faculty of Medicine and provides support to the following types of customers:



The administration of the Faculty is complex and is built on intricate partnerships. It requires central solutions with distributed control. We provide a standard suite of enterprise applications (e.g., one45; Online Application System) and appropriate network infrastructure to sustainably support our activities across the province. We also provide essential tools for collaboration (e.g., intranet; web conferencing) and secure protection (e.g., personal firewall software) for the critical information we exchange.


MedIT manages one of the most sophisticated videoconferencing systems in Canadian higher education. This system supports the Faculty’s goal to deliver innovative health education programs that are responsive to the needs of our communities. We also use our technological insight to develop new approaches to enabling learning in underserved regions (e.g., online access to recorded lectures and student assessments).


Faculty of Medicine researchers annually attract more than half of UBC’s funding for research. Their focus on research excellence finds them at world-renowned centres and institutes, often residing within health authority jurisdiction. MedIT works with our health authority partners to provide researchers with adequate storage, secure virtual private networks for access to data, and advice on high performance computing.