Partnerships


     BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre is the province’s only facility devoted exclusively to the health of women, newborns and families. It is one of the country’s busiest maternity centres, delivering more than 7,000 babies annually, and has the largest neonatal intensive care unit in B.C. More than 20,000 women are seen annually through its specialized women’s health programs, which include world-class services in breast health, substance dependency, osteoporosis, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health.
     

 
  The University of British Columbia (UBC) is one of North America’s largest public research and teaching institutions, and one of only two Canadian institutions consistently ranked among the world’s 22 best universities. Surrounded by the beauty of the Canadian West, it is a place that inspires bold, new ways of thinking that have helped make it a national leader in areas as diverse as community service learning, sustainability and research commercialization.  UBC offers more than 56,000 students a range of innovative programs and attracts $550 million per year in research funding from government, non-profit organizations and industry through over 8,000 projects and grants.
     

  The Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) is devoted solely to improving the health and health care of girls and women, to serve as a catalyst for research in women's health and to support an expanding national network of women's health researchers, policy makers and healthcare providers. 
     
BCCH Research Institute
  The BC Children's Hospital Research Institute works in close partnership with the University of British Columbia and the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics; BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre and BC Mental Health & Addiction Services, agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority; and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. The Research Institute has additional important relationships with British Columbia’s (B.C.’s) five regional health authorities and with B.C. academic institutions Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, the University of Northern British Columbia and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
     
  BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Foundation supports the Hospital's urgent and future priority needs through:
  • Purchasing modern, state-of-the-art equipment and technology
  • Supporting program and service development and expansion
  • Supporting the Hospital’s site redevelopment
  • Building research, education and training capacity 
Through fundraising campaigns, signature events and growing support from partners in the community, BC Women’s Foundation is poised to support the Hospital at unprecedented levels in the coming years.