Northern Centre

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.

View our RoadmapRoadmap Survey Key Findings and our page on the University of Northern British Columbia's website.

Who We Are

For more information, please email the BC SUPPORT Unit Northern Centre, or contact the following staff members:

Leana GarrawayManager, Health Research Institute
 Marcelo BravoLead, Patient-Oriented Research Knowledge Translation Capacity Building 
Daniel RamcharranCommunications Advisor, Planning, Quality & Information Management
Tina Strudsholm Lead, Person and Community Engagement
Katie CornishResearch Associate, Health Research Institute 


Find out more about the services that the Northern Centre offers on our Services page.

Funding Opportunities

Developing Northern Research Collaborations Award

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.

Graduate Studentship Award

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

Northern Centre Partnerships

The Northern Centre operates as a partnership between Northern Health and the University of Northern British Columbia.

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