Collaborators & Affiliates

The affiliations and partners of the Vaccine Evaluation Center include:

British Columbia Center for Disease Control (BC-CDC) (
BC-CDC provides provincial and national leadership in public health which includes BC’s immunization programs.  Decisions on immunization programs are based on evaluative research conducted in BC and Canada.

CAIRE (Canadian Association for Immunization Research and Evaluation) (
CAIRE is a professional organization of Canadian vaccine researchers.  The mission of CAIRE is to encourage and enhance vaccinology research so that Canadians have timely access to new and improved vaccines and optimal immunization programs.

Child and Family Research Institute (CFRI) (
CFRI is the largest research centre in Western Canada dedicated to women’s and children’s help. It is located at BC Children’s hospital and provides facilities, technical support, and training for the VEC.

BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) (
BCCH is a hospital committed to providing expert healthcare to children. The VEC is situated on hospital BCCH grounds within the Child and Family Research Institute.

University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine (
UBC’s Faculty of Medicine is a division of UBC focused on clinical research and medicine and provides the VEC with expert training, education, and human resources.

PCIRN Network (
PHAC/CIHR Influenza Research Network (PCIRN) is an influenza vaccine research network funded by the Public Health Agency (PHAC) and the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR). Dr. David Scheifele is the theme co-lead for clinical trials and Dr. Julie Bettinger is the lead for the national ambulatory network.

Provincial Health Services Agency (PHSA) (
PHSA is one of the six health authorities in British Columbia and funds approximately $180 million of health research each year in BC. In collaboration with the University of British Columbia, PHSA facilitates research that improves the health of British Columbians and the sustainability of the health care system.

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (
Vancouver Coastal Health is one of the six health authorities of British Columbia, serving Vancouver, Richmond, North and West Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast, and BC’s Central Coast.

Fraser Health (
Fraser Health is one of the six health authorities of British Columbia serving much of the Lower Mainland other than Vancouver, North South and East of the Fraser River.

Canadian Center for Vaccinology (CCfV) in Halifax, Nova Scotia (
CCfV is research collaboration between Dalhousie University, the IWK Health Centre, and Capital Health. Like the VEC, CCfv contributes to CAIRE, IMPACT, and PCIRN with the focus on vaccines for infectious diseases.

McGill Centre for the Study of Host Resistance in Montreal, Quebec  (
The McGill Centre for the Study of Host Resistance researches the complex relationship between genes and the environment in the development of disease.

Centre de rescherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université Laval (CRCHUL) (
CRCHUL is a multidisciplinary research centre situated at Laval University. CRCHUL brings together such themes as epidemiology of infectious and chronic diseases, population genetics, lifestyle & social inequalities, and the development of programs and policies.