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 2021 online live auction. Watch for details, and thank you for your generous support!
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