The BC SUPPORT Unit Northern Centre is the go-to place for stakeholders within the geographic area served by Northern Health. The Centre serves the communities of Northern British Columbia from Quesnel north to the Yukon border, and Haida Gwaii east to the Alberta border.
Who We Are
For more information, please email the BC SUPPORT Unit Northern Centre, or contact the following staff members:
Rachael Wells Manager, Health Research Institute
Daniel Ramcharran Communications Advisor, Planning, Quality & Information Management
Bree Loeffler Administrative Assistant
Tina Strudsholm Lead, Person and Community Engagement
General inquiries firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about the services that the Northern Centre offers on our Services page.
The BC SUPPORT Unit, Northern Centre has dedicated funding to provide the opportunity for researchers, health care providers, decision makers, and patient partners to develop collaborations for person, family, and community centred research. The Developing Northern Research Collaboration Awards are expected to catalyze patient-oriented research that alogns with CIHR's SPOR Capacity Development Framework and the SPOR Patient Engagement Framework.
The Graduate Studentship Program is designed for candidates who are enrolled in a full-time thesis-based Masters or PhD program at the University of Northern BC (UNBC) who are interested in undertaking patient-oriented research.
The objectives of the studentship are to:
- Support and train thesis-based graduate students in the principles and practice of patient-oriented research;
- Provide patient-oriented training activities to develop capacity through an interdisciplinary approach that fosters collaboration between research partners (e.g., applicants, thesis supervisors, clinicians, patient partners, and community team members);
- Create opportunities for research partners to work together, from conceptualization of the research question through to dissemination and implementation of results; and
- Demonstrate the impact of the studentship for graduate students and their research.
Learn more about Northern Centre funding opportunities here.