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.

In this issue of Forward Thinking, MSFHR's President & CEO Dr. Bev Holmes iscusses the role of research in the health care system and what we can do to get further, faster with our efforts to integrate research and health care.

Dr. Shannon Dames, Vancouver Island University School of Nursing professor and researcher, and Roots to Thrive founder.

A new partnership opportunity is strengthening the evidence base for health research funding, enabling MSFHR to maximize the impact of our investments on behalf of British Columbians.

MSFHR's Gayle Scarrow shares some of the lessons learned after a recent evaluation of our own KT activities and how those learnings will inform our work going forward.

Valerie To, director, Research Competitions discusses the evolution of our grant application processes from the early days of paper to today's system and beyond.

Maija Tiesmaki reflects on how research career pathways are changing and shares three emerging themes from the health research community.