Media toolkit

About Michael Smith Health Research BC

Michael Smith Health Research BC is BC’s health research agency. Our work strengthens research capacity across the province, supports evidence-informed decision making in health care, increases the competitiveness of our life sciences sector, and maximizes the social and economic benefits of health research in BC.


Established in 2001, Michael Smith Health Research BC was named to honour Nobel Laureate Dr. Michael Smith, a pre-eminent BC scientist with a long-standing personal commitment to supporting emerging scientific talent and health researchers throughout their careers.


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Media inquiries

For media inquiries, please contact Health Research BC Communications: info[at]


Acknowledging Health Research BC support and promoting your research (for award recipients)

We are committed to demonstrating that all of our work, including our funding of researchers, ultimately improves the health of British Columbians, the health system and the economy.

  • We encourage award recipients to acknowledge Michael Smith Health Research BC’s support in presentations, workshops and publications about your research
    • Use our official name: Michael Smith Health Research BC (Health Research BC)
      (note: we do not have an acronym)
    • Use our logos
    • Insert a quote from Health Research BC in communications materials (web stories, news releases)
    • Tag us on social media
  • Connect with us on social media
  • Subscribe to our e-newsletter Connections to keep up with the latest Health Research BC news

Please get in touch with us (info[at] with interesting news and developments about your research so that we can help amplify and publicize your work.


Logo usage guidelines

Please use the logo as it appears in the downloadable files. Please do not change the colour or crop any part of the logo. If necessary, the PNG format can be reduced in size proportionally, but it cannot be increased in size without loss of quality. The EPS format can be increased or reduced to any size. Full usage guidelines are included in the ZIP file. If you have any further questions or need help with formatting, sizing or usage, please contact us: info[at]


Social media

We encourage award recipients, partners, and organizations interested in keeping up with the latest Health Research BC news to follow us via our social media handles:

Health Research BC

Twitter @HlthResearchBC

LinkedIn Michael Smith Health Research BC

YouTube Michael Smith Health Research BC



Twitter @BCSUPPORTUnit

LinkedIn BC SUPPORT Unit


Clinical Trials BC

Twitter @ClinTrialsBC

LinkedIn Clinical Trials BC

YouTube Clinical Trials BC

Research Ethics BC

Twitter @BCEthics

LinkedIn Research Ethics BC

YouTube Research Ethics BC

Facebook Research Ethics BC

Trademark notice

Michael Smith Health Research BC is the registered owner of the Canadian trademarks: Michael Smith Health Research BC, Health Research BC, MSFHR™, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research™. All rights reserved.

Logo formats & usage guide