PARTNERS AND COLLABORATORS

University of British Columbia       UBC's research offices support the development of outstanding research in all disciplines including research carried out by graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and research associates. Their goals include increasing research funding from all sectors and to encourage local national and international research partnerships and exchanges. Additionally, UBC research encourages and supports technology transfer and commercialization of research discoveries through patents, licenses and spin off company creation and develop new models for knowledge translation. In fact, UBC was listed in a 2005 article in The Scientist magazine as one of North America's top 10 universities for both the quantity and quality of life sciences patents issued.

 

  For more information, visit       http://www.ubc.ca

 

Center for Drug Research and Development (CDRD)       Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, CDRD is the only national drug development and commercialization engine providing the expertise and infrastructure to transform basic health research in our academic institutions, as well as early-stage therapeutic technologies in Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), into commercialized products improving human health. Our single mandate of commercialization results in cost-efficient collaboration and development using CDRD’s existing networks, facilities, and infrastructure.

 

  For more information, visit      http://www.cdrd.ca

 

Rick Hansen Institute      The Rick Hansen Institute (RHI) was established in 2007 with a mission to advance greater collaboration across the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) community, and to accelerate progress towards a cure for paralysis after SCI. The Institute is designed to influence all elements of SCI treatment and care for newly, acutely and chronically injured individuals, including developing new therapies and decreasing the time required for research to be translated into real-life benefits.

 

  For more information, visit       http://www.rickhanseninstitute.org

 

Institute for Heart + Lung Health       The Institute for Heart + Lung Health embraces heart and lung researchers, clinical innovators, and trainees from across British Columbia, as well as collaborators around the world. In spanning organizational, disciplinary, sectoral, and geographical boundaries and working from molecules through to populations, we bring greater synergy and enjoyment, a wide range of efficiencies, and a higher plane of performance and impact in furthering heart and lung health and in addressing the global burdens of heart and lung diseases.

 

  For more information, visit       http://www.heartandlung.ca

 

Providence Health Care Research Institute       Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI) is the research partner of Providence Health Care (PHC).  As a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, we take pride in our researchers and our research programs that actively explore areas of research to improve the health of people within our community. At PHCRI, our research expertise includes laboratory, clinical, and epidemiological research in the fields of HIV/AIDS, heart disease, renal disease, gastro-intestinal diseases, psychiatry, geriatrics, and much more.  At the PHCRI, our vision is to dramatically improve the treatment and overall health of patients and residents at PHC and beyond through relevant, ethical and inspired health research.

 

  For more information, visit       http://www.providenceresearch.ca

 

Genome British Columbia       Genome British Columbia is a catalyst for the life science’s cluster on Canada’s West Coast, and manages a cumulative portfolio of over $550 million in research projects and science and technology platforms.  Working with governments, academia and industry across sectors such as forestry, fisheries, agriculture, environment, bioenergy, mining and human health, the goal of the organization is to generate social and economic benefits for British Columbia and Canada.

 

  For more information, visit       http://www.genomebc.ca