The UNBC Health Research Institute (HRI) is designed to enable UNBC's experienced and emerging heath researchers (faculty, staff and students) from across the 5 Faculties and the Division of Medical Sciences, to join together for the purpose of furthering health research and innovation. The Institute provides a venue for collaboration among the diverse group of researchers from many disciplines, who undertake various forms of health research, including research on the determinants of health. The Institute encompasses researchers working in the areas identified in the UNBC Strategic Research Plan (Determinants of Health, Health Services and Policy, Population and Public Health, Indigenous Health, Health and Environment), as well as others who engage in health research at UNBC.