Spark

   

Spark is a digital publication that uses storytelling to share the impact of MSFHR and the people and projects we fund.

This October marks twenty five years since Dr. Michael Smith became British Columbia’s first Nobel Laureate. In honour of this occasion, the BC government has proclaimed October 1, 2018 the 25th anniversary celebration of Michael Smith’s Nobel Prize.

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.

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.

Reflection

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.

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.

Kaleidoscope

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.

From Idea to Impact

The long road from world-class research to better health outcomes.

In this issue of Spark, we look at how four MSFHR-supported researchers have transformed made-in-BC ideas into products and policies that are improving health worldwide. Their experiences reveal British Columbia’s tremendous potential for research with global impact, as well as the myriad challenges awaiting researchers who wish to bring locally produced innovations to market or clinical practice.

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