About the Institute

The UNBC Health Research Institute envisions a world in which healthy individual​s, families and communities live without health inequities.


To facilitate the creation and translation of knowledge that will enhance the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.

The UNBC Health Research Institute will pursue this mission through promoting knowledge creation, knowledge synthesis and exchange, fostering links among researchers, stakeholders and partners such as Northern Health, and developing research capacity.

Core Strategic Directions

The Health Research Institute will have four core strategic directions. While they are outlined separately, it is anticipated that they will be interconnected in practice.

  1. Knowledge Creation
  2. Knowledge Synthesis and Exchange
  3. Fostering Linkages
  4. Capacity Development


The UNBC Health Research Institute's members conduct research in the following areas:

  • Biomedical
  • Clinical
  • Social & Environmental Determinants of Health
  • Indigenous Health
  • Health Services and Policy