About Us

We are British Columbia’s health research agency. Our ambition is to inspire and connect curious, creative and passionate minds to drive discovery and innovation for better health and health care. We support the people who do and use health research and we strengthen the system in which they work.

An organization created by the consolidation of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the BC Academic Health Science Network, we are focused on improving the health of British Columbians, the health system and the economy. Considerations of equity, diversity and inclusion are top-of-mind as we begin our journey together, and our commitment to Indigenous reconciliation and self-determination will guide us.

As a provincial organization, our work extends across many Indigenous lands and territories throughout BC. We acknowledge with respect and humility that our Vancouver offices are located on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Current Funding Opportunities

Visit our funding page for details.

Funding opportunities are available throughout the year.

Latest News

Knowledge Translation

Growing understanding of knowledge translation practice and research

27 September 2022

Research Trainee Ellen Wang shares her experience of the recent Canada-wide Knowledge Translation Summer Institute.

Forward Thinking

Bringing the voices of patients, the public and community partners in health research to improve policy and care

26 September 2022

Our latest Forward Thinking discusses why engaging patient, public and community partners in health research is important.


Investigator Training Program 2022 opens for registration

21 September 2022

Clinical Trials BC and Pfizer are partnering to bring a clinical trial investigator training course to BC this November 2, 2022.

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