Together, research activity at Providence Research and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) totalled $1​​65 million in 2020, as reported this week by Research Infosource. This combined funding total places Providence Research and VCHRI in the fifth spot on Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals for 2021.

“We’re honoured to be ranked as one of the top research hospitals in Canada together with VCH and VCHRI,” said Dr. Darryl Knight, President of Providence Research and Vice-President, Research and Academic Affairs at Providence Health Care. “We take pride in our researchers and programs that actively explore new ways of mentoring and teaching trainees and improving the health of our community. We believe our research programs not only make for a robust learning environment, but also lead to better patient care.”


Providence Research is the research engine of Providence Health Care and hosts four distinct Research Centres and a number of independent clinical research groups. Expertise includes laboratory, clinical, and applied outcomes research in the fields of HIV/AIDS, heart and lung disease, renal disease, gastro-intestinal diseases, psychiatry, geriatrics, and much more.

More than 250 full-time equivalent investigators and nearly 1,000 research higher degree and research staff are affiliated with Providence Research. They use a sophisticated array of tools and techniques to answer complex questions relevant to human health.

Research Infosource Inc. – a Canadian research, consulting, and publishing firm – releases a ranking of Canada’s top 40 research hospitals each year. The top 40 research hospitals, hospital networks and health authorities devoted a combined $3.06 billion to research in fiscal 2020, according to a January 18 announcement from the firm.