Research at VCH

Our research improves patient health, transforms health systems, and directly impacts health and economic outcomes in British Columbia.

VCH Research Institute comprises more than 1,500 personnel engaged in research in seven research centres as well as a variety of research programs and evolving research areas. Our activities range from laboratory-based research to gain understanding about the human body and health conditions, to clinical research focused on evaluating new ways to provide patient care.

Research Centres

VCH Research Institute is home to seven major centres that are known nationally and internationally for their research excellence.

Research Programs

Our research programs inform and improve the patient care delivered by health care providers across VCH.

Research Areas

VCH Research Institute is home to a number of research areas with a significant funding base, dedicated researchers and far-reaching research activity.

Research Clinics

Our clinics are research intensive and collaborate in both pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical research studies and clinical trials.

Research Communities

Our community and interdisciplinary research areas takes place across, and beyond, VCH.