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.
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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.
Health xChange on the road: Sharing and learning about research evidence in a fun and engaging way
20 June 2022
Michael Smith Health Research BC, Interior Health, and the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation hosted the first Health xChange in Kelowna on May 24.
Researchers focus on health and wellness for body and mind
15 June 2022
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.
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.