MSFHR publishes two blogs: Forward Thinking and KT Encounters plus occasional guest blogs.

Forward Thinking, MSFHR's staff blog, examines what it takes to be a responsive and responsible research funder and explores the world in which research funders operate today. 

KT Encounters is a series of guest blog posts which is designed to challenge our thinking and deepen our understanding about knowledge translation (KT), the broad range of activities meant to improve the use of research evidence in practice, policy and further research.

Supporting health researchers during a pandemic: A research funder’s response to COVID-19

In this post, MSFHR Senior Specialist, Strategy, Maija Tiesmaki, reflects on how the COVID-19 pandemic affected BC's health research community, the Foundation's response, and how we're continuing to support BC health researchers.

Thank you to all who attended our KT Connects webinar series in 2020 and helped make it a huge success! We are sharing some pearls of wisdom from this year's speakers, along with their recorded sessions and recommended resources to help you in your KT journey.

In this issue of Forward Thinking, MSFHR President & CEO Dr. Bev Holmes and Dr. Sharon Straus, a geriatrician in Ontario and Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation, discuss how Canada's health research system has measured up during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this issue of Forward Thinking, MSFHR's new Vice President, Research Dr. Chonnettia Jones, reflects on what success looks like for responsive and responsible research funding.

At the beginning of March, MSFHR helped facilitate several meetings between the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (CIHR-IHSPR) and the BC research community to help build connections, facilitate knowledge translation and to inform CIHR-IHSPR’s strategic planning process.

In this issue of Forward Thinking, MSFHR CEO Dr. Bev Holmes writes about the need for funders to adapt to the current reality brought on by COVID-19, and welcomes MSFHR'S new Vice President, Research Dr. Chonnettia Jones, a leader with the expertise and background to help us navigate this new reality.

MSFHR’s Dr. Zena Sharman, Dr. Julia Langton, and Amanda Paleologou outline what our data tell us about gender equity in MSFHR’s funding programs, what we've been experimenting with, and how we're moving forward.