BC researchers receive $77M in CIHR funding

28 July 2015

The strength of British Columbia’s health research community is evident in the recently announced results of two major CIHR funding competitions.

BC researchers collectively received more than $77 million in grants awarded through the Foundation Scheme 1st Live Pilot and Transitional Open Operating Grant competitions. The awards, announced publicly by federal health minister Rona Ambrose on July 28, will invest more than $600 million across Canada to carry out a wide spectrum of innovative projects and programs of research.

Past and present MSFHR award holders were well represented in the results of both competitions. In the Foundation Scheme competition, all 21 successful BC applicants have an MSFHR connection, including 19 who have held Scholar awards. Twenty-five of the 45 BC-based Operating Grant recipients are MSFHR awardees.

A complete list of BC-based award recipients is available below.

“The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research congratulates all BC recipients of these awards,” said Dr. Diane Finegood, MSFHR president & CEO. “We are proud to have supported so many outstanding scholars, enabling them to be nationally competitive.”

Since 2001, MSFHR Scholars have attracted more than $450 million in CIHR funding to BC, representing a significant return on provincial investments in health research.


Foundation Scheme

BC recipients

  • CRAIG, Ann Marie | University of British Columbia | 2004 MSFHR Scholar
  • DEDHAR, Shoukat | University of British Columbia | 2001 MSFHR Scholar
  • ENG, Janice | University of British Columbia | 2003 and 2007 MSFHR Scholar
  • GILL, John | University of British Columbia | 2005 MSFHR Scholar
  • GRANVILLE, David | University of British Columbia | 2003 MSFHR Scholar
  • HOGG, Robert | Simon Fraser University | 2001 MSFHR Scholar, 2011 Partnership Award
  • JUNG, Mary | University of British Columbia | 2014 MSFHR Scholar
  • LESTER, Richard | University of British Columbia | 2014 MSFHR Scholar
  • LEUNG, Peter | University of British Columbia | 2001 MSFHR Scholar
  • MARRA, Marco | University of British Columbia | 2001 and 2006 MSFHR Scholar, member of the MSFHR Board of Directors
  • MURPHY, Timothy | University of British Columbia | 2002 MSFHR Scholar
  • NICHOLLS, Tonia | University of British Columbia | 2001 MSFHR Trainee, 2007 MSFHR Scholar
  • OGILVIE, Gina | University of British Columbia | HPV vaccine evaluation award
  • RAYMOND, Lynn | University of British Columbia | 2003 MSFHR Scholar
  • SHAH, Sohrab | University of British Columbia | 2011 MSFHR Scholar
  • SHANNON, Kate | University of British Columbia | 2011 MSFHR Scholar
  • SIN, Donald | University of British Columbia | 2006 Team Start-Up Award, 2006 MSFHR Scholar
  • STRYNADKA, Natalie | University of British Columbia | 2005 MSFHR Scholar
  • WOOD, Evan | University of British Columbia | 2003 MSFHR Trainee
  • YIP, Calvin | University of British Columbia | 2002 and 2005 MSFHR Trainee, 2011 MSFHR Scholar
  • ZWICKER, Jill | University of British Columbia | 2008 and 2011 MSFHR Trainee, 2014 MSFHR Scholar

Transitional Open Operating Grants

BC recipients

  • ALLEN, Ryan | Simon Fraser University
  • AUSTIN, Jehannine | University of British Columbia | 2007 MSFHR Scholar
  • AWATRAMANI, Gautam | University of Victoria
  • BRUMER, Harry | University of British Columbia
  • BRUSSONI, Mariana | University of British Columbia | 2008 MSFHR Scholar
  • BURKE, John | University of Victoria
  • CHAPMAN, Alexander | Simon Fraser University | 2011 MSFHR Scholar
  • CRIPTON, Peter | University of British Columbia
  • FITZGERALD, Mark | University of British Columbia | 2004 MSFHR Scholar, 2005 Operating Grant Award
  • GALEA, Liisa | University of British Columbia | 2006 MSFHR Scholar
  • GAYNOR, Erin | University of British Columbia | 2004 MSFHR Scholar
  • GREEN, Tim | University of British Columbia
  • HUMPHRIES, Karin | University of British Columbia | 2002 and 2008 MSFHR Scholar
  • JONES, Steven | Simon Fraser University | 2003 and 2008 MSFHR Scholar
  • JOSEPH, K.S. | University of British Columbia
  • KIM, Hugh | University of British Columbia
  • KOPEC, Jacek | University of British Columbia | 2003 MSFHR Scholar
  • KOPP, Janel | University of British Columbia
  • KRAHN, Andrew | University of British Columbia
  • KURATA, Harley | University of British Columbia | 2001 MSFHR Trainee, 2011 MSFHR Scholar
  • LEROUX, Michel | Simon Fraser University | 2001 and 2006 MSFHR Scholar
  • LIU-AMBROSE, Teresa | University of British Columbia | 2002 and 2003 MSFHR Trainee, 2006 MSFHR Scholar
  • LOCKWOOD, William | University of British Columbia | 2006 and 2008 MSFHR Trainee, 2014 MSFHR Scholar
  • LUCIANI, Dan | University of British Columbia | 2008 MSFHR Trainee
  • LUM, Julian | University of Victoria
  • LYNN, Francis | University of British Columbia | 2012 MSFHR Scholar
  • MA, Sai | University of British Columbia
  • MACAULAY, Calum | University of British Columbia | 2003 Research Unit Award
  • MACVICAR, Brian | University of British Columbia | 2003 MSFHR Scholar
  • MAN, Paul | University of British Columbia
  • MORTENSEN, William | University of British Columbia | 2007 MSFHR Trainee
  • MURPHY, Michael | University of British Columbia
  • NELSON, Brad | University of British Columbia | 2007 Research Unit Award
  • OVIEDO-JOEKES, Eugenia | University of British Columbia | 2011 MSFHR Scholar
  • PLOTKIN, Steven | University of British Columbia
  • POURBOHLOUL, Babak | University of British Columbia | 2007 MSFHR Scholar
  • READING, Charlotte | University of Victoria
  • SADATSAFAVI, Mohsen | University of British Columbia
  • SALCUDEAN, Septimiu | University of British Columbia
  • SAWATZKY, Richard | Trinity Western University | 2004 and 2008 MSFHR Trainee, 2011 BCNRI Research Project Award
  • SNUTCH, Terrance | University of British Columbia | MSFHR-Brain Canada partnership award
  • SONG, Weihong | University of British Columbia | 2004 MSFHR Scholar
  • SWAYNE, Leigh Anne | University of Victoria | 2014 MSFHR Scholar
  • WOODY, Sheila | University of British Columbia
  • YONG, Paul | University of British Columbia

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