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.

We’re 20! To celebrate, we’re highlighting the researchers and teams we’ve funded since 2001 and how their work has improved health and care in BC.

Current Funding Opportunities

No funding opportunities are currently open.

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Latest News


Maximizing the impact of health research: MSFHR funds knowledge translation activities for 32 research teams

29 September 2021

The 2021 Convening & Collaborating and Reach award recipients are co-creating and disseminating research to increase its impact on health and care in British Columbia.


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.

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Forward Thinking

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.

Genevieve Creighton

Manager, Knowledge Translation

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