We are BC’s health research funding agency. Our funding programs are designed to attract, develop and retain BC’s health research talent and contribute to addressing BC health system priorities. MSFHR is named after Dr. Michael Smith, BC’s first Nobel Laureate.
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Multifaceted and ground-breaking: An interview with Aubrey J. Tingle Prize winner Dr. Ruth Grunau
23 September 2021
Dr. Ruth Eckstein Grunau, a pediatric psychologist, is MSFHR’s 2021 Aubrey J. Tingle Prize recipient.
BC AHSN-MSFHR consolidation on track and close to launch
21 September 2021
Bev Holmes and Stirling Bryan share an update on the consolidation between MSFHR and BC AHSN.
From Floundering to Flourishing: Doing KT in a Pandemic Copy
13 September 2021
MSFHR Manager, Knowledge Translation, Geneveive Creighton, discusses MSFHR's knowledge translation-informed approach to COVID-19, doing KT in a pandemic, and reflects on a KT success story.
Forward Thinking is a blog series written by MSFHR staff. It examines what it takes to be a responsive and responsible research funder, and explores the world in which research funders operate today.
From floundering to flourishing: Doing KT in a pandemic
MSFHR Manager, Knowledge Translation, Genevieve Creighton, discusses our knowledge translation-informed approach to COVID-19, doing KT in a pandemic, and reflects on a KT success story.
Manager, Knowledge Translation