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    BC scientist — and Michael Smith Health Research BC Scholar — Dr. Eli Puterman and his team have previously demonstrated the benefits of exercise on mental health. The team are now collaborating with Providence Health Care, to refine their research to specifically support health care workers.

About Us

We are Michael Smith Health Research BC. By joining forces with the the British Columbia Academic Health Science Network (BC AHSN), we have created a new dynamic and integrated health research organization that will support the growth and evolution of BC’s vibrant health research system and life sciences sector.

To celebrate our 20th anniversary, we took a look back and caught up with 20 researchers we’ve funded since 2001 to see how their work helped transform health research and care in BC.

Current Funding Opportunities

No funding opportunities are currently open.

Learn more about our portfolio of funding programs.

Latest News

New learning tool helps patients shape health research

12 July 2022

Health researchers in BC now have access to a suite of online educational modules that help engage diverse people in health research.

NEWS

KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION

Health xChange on the road: Sharing and learning about research evidence in a fun and engaging way

11 July 2022

Michael Smith Health Research BC, Interior Health, and the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation hosted the first Health xChange in Kelowna on May 24.

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KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION

Health xChange Vancouver: Sharing and learning about research evidence in a fun and engaging way

28 June 2022

Michael Smith Health Research BC partnered with SFU and Vancouver Foundation to host the fourth annual Health xChange in Vancouver on June 16.

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Forward Thinking

Forward Thinking is a blog series written by Michael Smith Health Research BC staff. It examines what it takes to be a responsive and responsible research funder, and explores the world in which research funders operate today.

A better way to monitor grants, collect outcomes, and measure and communicate the impact of Health Research BC awardees

Becky Gormley, Research & Evaluation Specialist, introduces Health Research BC’s initiative to update our grant monitoring and reporting process, the research we have conducted to inform this project, and welcome feedback.

Becky Gormley

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