Award Supports Moving Innovative Research into Practice

Meeting the health care needs of dynamic patient populations requires forward-thinking innovators. From curing disease to improving quality of life, researchers are at the forefront of medical advances that support the health and happiness of patients and their families. Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) is proud to contribute to visionary research with our annual Innovation and Translational Research Awards.…
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Five Simon Fraser University research projects—from personalized treatment for cancer patients, to advancing our ability to predict and mitigate geological hazards, such as earthquakes—have been awarded $840,000 from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). The B.C. Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) will double this funding, in addition to partner contributions for each project. JELF funding supports projects…
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Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, one of the world’s leading non-governmental funders of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis research, announces over $2.8 million in grants to eleven Canadian investigators and their teams. These annual research grants, which are funded entirely by donors, fuel the most promising projects to deliver new therapeutic hope for the 270,000 Canadians living with Crohn’s disease and…
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In a press release published today, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, one of the world’s leading non-governmental funders of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis research, announced over $2.8 million in grants to eleven Canadian investigators and their teams. One of the recipients is Dr. Harry Brumer, Professor at the Michael Smith Laboratories and Department of Chemistry, who received a 2019 Innovation in…
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The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) recently announced the 58 recipients of its 2019 Scholar and Research Trainee awards, including several researchers from the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS). FHS assistant professor Ruth Lavergne was named one of the 20 Scholars, while Stephanie Harvard, Adam Raymakers and Elena Argento were part of the 38 Research Trainee awardees. The Scholar Program supports…
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Members of the Faculty of Medicine research community have received 2019 Scholar and Research Trainee Awards from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR). They are among a group of 58 B.C.-based health researchers who are recipients of this year’s awards. The researcher’s areas of of study range from support and treatment for people with mental health challenges, rehabilitation to improve…
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Encouraging Future Research Leaders: Trainee Awards

Congratulations to the 2019 Top Doctoral Students and Rising Star Award recipients! Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) is proud to support tomorrow’s research leaders with the Top Graduating Doctoral Student Awards and the Rising Star Awards. These awards recognize outstanding efforts by VCHRI research trainees in research excellence, service as role models, and other contributions to the VCH research…
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Dr. Brent Page, assistant professor at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia (UBC) has received a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Scholar Award for 2019. The MSFHR Scholar and Research Trainee Awards support exceptional early career researchers from a range of health research disciplines. This year, the Foundation awarded 20 Scholar and 38…
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We are pleased to congratulate the BC Children’s and BC Women’s investigators who were awarded funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Spring 2019 competition. Our research community received nine new research and bridge grants totaling more than $5.8 million. The majority of investigators who were successful in these competitions benefited from the expertise of Dr.…
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MSFHR Funds 58 Outstanding Health Researchers

MSFHR announced 58 outstanding BC researchers as the recipients of this year’s Scholar and Research Trainee awards (20 Scholars and 38 Research Trainees). Recipients are located across BC, including in Prince George, Kelowna and Victoria. Selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, the recipients represent a bright future for health research in British Columbia. “Our focus at MSFHR is talent…
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