Partners / Collaborators

British Columbia Cancer Agency

The British Columbia Cancer Agency ("BCCA"), an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provides a province-wide, population-based cancer control program for the residents of British Columbia and the Yukon. BCCA's mandate covers the spectrum of cancer care from prevention and screening, to diagnosis, treatment, and through to rehabilitation. BCCA's mandate is driven by a three-fold mission: to reduce the incidence of cancer; to reduce the mortality rate of people with cancer; and to improve the quality of life of people living with cancer.

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University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia ("UBC") research offices support the development of outstanding research in all disciplines including research carried out by graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and research associates. Their goals include increasing research funding from all sectors and to encourage local national and international research partnerships and exchanges.

Additionally, UBC research encourages and supports technology transfer and commercialization of research discoveries through patents, licenses and spin off company creation and develop new models for knowledge translation. In fact, UBC was listed in a 2005 article in The Scientist magazine as one of North America's top 10 universities for both the quantity and quality of life sciences patents issued.

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