2018 was a big year for MSFHR. We celebrated the 25th anniversary of our namesake, Dr. Michael Smith, winning BC’s first Nobel Prize and putting our province on the map as a world leader in life sciences research. We hosted an international conference on knowledge exchange, and we increased our support for the research our province needs to ensure British Columbians continue to be among the healthiest people in the world.
Our successes in 2018, and our continued work to support and grow health research in BC so that British Columbians have access to the most effective and efficient health care, are possible thanks to the efforts of a dedicated Board of Directors, staff team, partners across the province, and of course our funder — the BC government. Together, we work to carry on Dr. Smith’s legacy of research excellence so that BC remains an international leader in life sciences research, making significant discoveries and bringing the benefits to British Columbians.
As 2018 draws to a close, I want to thank you for your support over the past year and wish you all a healthy, happy and prosperous 2019.