Financial Oversight & Business Development

The Financial Oversight and Business Development Working Group has been working to determine the most appropriate methods to provide transparency of the VCH Research Institute budget process, including regular review and input into financial decision making to best support research throughout VCH. It has also started to identify activities to increase the size of the budget by working with the hospital foundations, other agencies and the private sector to identify creative funding activities, such as naming opportunities and disease specific initiatives.


Dr. Rob McMaster
Executive Director
VCH Research Institute


Dr. Stirling Bryan
Director, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation
VCH Research Institute

Dr. Kenneth Gin
Clinical Professor, UBC
Head, UBC Cardiology, VCH and St Paul’s Hospital

Dr. Harvey Lui
Head Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, UBC
Medical Director of The Skin Care Centre, the Lions Skin Centre
and the Psoriasis and Phototherapy Clinic at VGH

Dr. Patrick O’Connor
Vice President, Medicine, Quality and Safety
Vancouver Coastal Health

Dr. Tom Oxland
Principal Investigator, ICORD
Canada Research Chair, Spine Biomechanics
Professor & Associate Head of Research, Department of Orthopaedics, UBC