Research changes lives


Backed by dedicated donors and volunteers, Heart & Stroke’s commitment to research has been unwavering for close to 70 years. From the first successful open-heart surgery in Canada to the discovery of the gene responsible for heart arrhythmias, our researchers have led life-saving advances for heart conditions, stroke and related dementia. Read more about the incredible breakthroughs we’ve achieved together to date.

Saving more lives, together

This year, our Heart & Stroke Gala has a goal to raise $400,000 to fund these four exceptional BC Researchers. When you register for the Gala with a donation, you'll have the opportunity to identify the research project that you'd like your donation to support. You can also help us to reach our goal by participating in our exciting virtual Gala Auction:

Dr. Brian Rodrigues

UBC - Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Diabetes and Heart Disease

Dr. Shubhayan Sanatani

BC Children’s Hospital & UBC

Arrhythmia and Sudden Death in Children

Dr. Jacqueline Saw

Vancouver General Hospital & UBC

Women’s Heart Health and SCAD

Dr. Yu Tian Wang

UBC - Centre for Brain Health

Preventing Brain Damage from Stroke