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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.

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.

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No funding opportunities are currently open.

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Latest News

NEWS

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.

FORWARD THINKING

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.

FORWARD THINKING

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.

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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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