Spark is a digital publication that uses storytelling to share the impact of MSFHR and the people and projects we fund.
No health without mental health
The stigma and challenges associated with mental illness cut across all ages and social groups. In this issue of Spark, learn how MSFHR-funded researchers are working to better understand and support mental health for all British Columbians.
Everyday tech for better care
In this issue of Spark, we explore how MSFHR-funded researchers are re-deploying everyday technologies to improve patient care.
15 years of remarkable impact
In this issue of Spark, we are proud to reflect on the achievements of the past 15 years. These stories illustrate MSFHR’s role in supporting a remarkable transformation of BC’s health research landscape.
How the patient perspective is reshaping health
In this issue of Spark, we attempt to demystify patient engagement by looking at some of the ways researchers, care providers, and even funding agencies are helping to put the patient voice to use for the benefit of all British Columbians.
Age in Place
How civic design can promote healthy aging
In this issue of Spark, we look at the important role of research in supporting older adults to age well in their homes and communities. Our main story follows MSFHR Scholars Joanie Sims-Gould and Heather McKay as they study street-level changes in Vancouver’s West End that influence mobility and social interaction.