Media Resources

The Communications Team acts as a liaison between the media and VCH researchers. Our goal is to provide prompt access to researchers, health topic experts, important VCH Research Institute stories, and media resources. 

To ensure the confidentiality of VCH patients, residents, and employees, VCHRI is responsible for directing and clearing all media calls. Media representatives visiting VCH sites must be escorted by Public Affairs personnel or Communications designate. Public Affairs must receive written consent from patients prior to media interviews. 


Researcher Directory

VCHRI is home to world leading clinicians and discovery researchers across a broad spectrum of disciplines. The dynamic and diverse research community at VCH research Institute creates opportunities for new scientific knowledge and its translation into improved health and economic outcomes in British Columbia.

Visit our Researcher Directory to find a research expert.


Stay up to date with our news

You can find our latest stories and news releases about our people, research discoveries and accomplishments on our news page. You can stay up to date with our news as it unfolds by subscribing to our electronic newsletters:

  • Research Insider: Subscribe to our Research Insider newsletter, distributed twice a month, to learn about local breaking health research and innovation as well as events, workshops, and updates on research studies and funding opportunities.
  • In It Together: Subscribe to our monthly In It Together newsletter to read patients’ stories about participating in research, learn about research opportunities, health tips and upcoming public health events. 


Facts and Figures

Our research focus in on innovation and discoveries that improve patient health, transform health systems and directly impact health and economic outcomes.

Learn more about research at VCH: Fact Sheet, About VCHRI


Filming at Vancouver General Hospital

Documentary file producers must submit a written synopsis about their project to Public Affairs. If consent is given, a written agreement must be signed. For more information on the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, visit the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.


Contact Information

Media may contact Vivian Sum at or 604.875.4111 ext. 22782 for more information. The VCHRI Communications Team works in partnership with VCH Communications and Public Affairs, UBC Public Affairs, UBC Faculty of Medicine, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and other relevant departments and organizations.