Healthier Lives Through Discovery
VCHRI is one of the top funded research institutes in Canada translating health research into practice.
Turning discoveries into clinical realities
The health and well-being of a growing and aging population is a priority for the British Columbian research community.
The research culture at VCHRI is grounded in knowledge exchange, participation and empowerment.
VCHRI is one of the top funded health research institutes in Canada.
Researchers at VCHRI are generating world-class research and cutting-edge treatments.
News and Stories
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VCHRI has over 2,400 personnel engaged in both clinical and discovery science, dedicated to providing the best care and cutting-edge treatments. This diversity of research takes place in approximately 473,000 square feet of VCHRI research space across Vancouver.
Our research focuses on innovation and discoveries that improve patient health, transform health systems, and directly impact health and economic outcomes.
Our researchers investigate core areas of critical importance in combating diseases and improving well-being.
Research Centres and Programs
Across 14 research units, we support the scientific activities of multidisciplinary health care professionals.
Meet our Researchers
Explore our directory of researchers by name or areas of research expertise.
Innovation and Industry Partnerships
Discover our services for investigators and industry as we collaborate with partners across the life sciences ecosystem.
VCHRI provides specialized administrative services and supports to help our diverse community of researchers, trainees and staff manage their projects from planning to publication.