A career dedicated to relieving pain in the tiniest patients

Dr. Ruth Grunau recognized for outstanding accomplishments in the field of infant pain

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New answers for families facing a difficult choice

Study shows surgery improves quality of life for children with severe cerebral palsy who have scoliosis  Read More

Discovery Talks with Dr. Motao Zhu

Join us on Tuesday, July 31 for a presentation on: "Cellphone use while driving: prevalence, policy evaluation, and technological intervention."

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VitalPAD: An innovative app that could improve care for critically ill kids

A new tablet computer app developed by Dr. Matthias Görges's team is designed to help clinicians in the PICU provide care to the sickest kids

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Improving care for kids with hard-to-treat cancers

BC Children’s Hospital has joined CureWorks, an international collaborative of leading academic children’s hospitals focused expanding clinical trials and accelerating the development of leading-edge immunotherapy treatments.   Read More

  • 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.