Michael Smith Foundation

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) is BC’s health research funding agency. Funded by the province of BC, MSFHR helps develop, retain and recruit the talented people whose research improves the health of British Columbians, addresses health system priorities, creates jobs and adds to the knowledge economy.
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VisionA thriving, world-class health research community in British Columbia, working together to improve the health and well-being of our citizens.
MissionDiscover solutions to our greatest health challengesConnect knowledge and action on provincial prioritiesEngage partners to improve the research enterprise
ValuesLeadership
We serve to advance shared priorities among BC’s health research stakeholdersIntegrity
We act in ways that build trust for working collaboratively with stakeholdersExcellence
We strive to exceed our own and others’ expectations of our work