British Columbia Cancer Agency
The BC Cancer Agency, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provides a province-wide, population-based cancer control program for the residents of British Columbia and the Yukon. The BC Cancer Agency’s mandate covers the spectrum of cancer care from prevention and screening, to diagnosis, treatment, and through to rehabilitation. The BC Cancer Agency’s mandate is driven by a three-fold mission: to reduce the incidence of cancer; to reduce the mortality rate of people with cancer; and to improve the quality of life of people living with cancer. For more information, visit www.bccancer.bc.ca.
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 www.ubc.ca.
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
The Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute is the research body of Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. In academic partnership with the University of British Columbia and philanthropic partnership with VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, it brings innovation and discovery to patient care, advancing healthier lives in healthy communities across British Columbia, Canada, and beyond. For more information, visit www.vchri.ca.