Michael Smith Health Research BC

Organization Type

Social Impact Organization



The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) and the British Columbia Academic Health Science Network (BC AHSN) have joined forces to create a dynamic and integrated health research organization, Michael Smith Health Research BC, to support the growth and evolution of BC’s vibrant health research system and life sciences sector.

MSFHR was created in 2001 in honor of British Columbia’s first Nobel Laureate, Dr. Michael Smith. A pre-eminent chemist and molecular biologist, Smith was dedicated to building BC’s health research capacity and nurturing the next generation of research innovators. His distinguished career and longstanding commitment to supporting emerging scientific talent helped establish BC as a hub of world-class health research. The Foundation continues this important work in BC and beyond as a member of the National Alliance of Provincial Health Research Organizations (NAPHRO).