Five reasons why kids need risk, fear and excitement in play

Dr. Mariana Brussoni shares her top five reasons why parents should let their kids play outside, explore and take some risks.  Read More

Discovery Talks with Dr. John Ioannidis

Join us on Thursday, September 28 for a presentation on "Making Research More Useful: Reproducibility, Translation, and Incentives."

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With or without congenital heart disease, kids are kids

A new study found that kids with heart disease – even the most severe form – are just as active as those with healthy hearts.

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  • Public Events & News

    Find out about new and exciting research discoveries and hear directly from the scientists who made them. Read More


  • Mini Med School

    This popular series uses big ideas, big discoveries and big names to engage high school students, teachers and the general public in learning and discussion about health research topics. Read More


  • TGIF Seminar Series

    TGIF is a weekly seminar series where clinicians and scientists at BC Children's Hospital share their latest research. Read More

We conduct discovery, translational and clinical research to improve the health of children and families in British Columbia and around the world. Read more about our research themes: Childhood DiseasesHealthy StartsEvidence to Innovation and Brain, Behaviour & Development.

    The BC Children's Hospital Research Institute is the largest research institute of its kind in Western Canada in terms of people, productivity, funding and size.