BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre

Research is changing: it’s time to involve patients in everything from setting research priorities and research questions, designing research methods, research governance, participating on research teams and publishing results.  

Fraser Health and Simon Fraser University have launched the BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre to help achieve those goals. Services are now available for those who wish to find out more about patient oriented research and how they can be supported.  See Service Delivery Process Model.

The BC SUPPORT Unit is a multi-partner organization created to support, streamline and increase patient-oriented research throughout British Columbia. Patient-oriented research engages patients as partners and focuses on patient-identified priorities with the goals of improving patient experiences, health outcomes and the health system, and the Fraser Centre will provide support services to all academic and health authority researchers working in the Fraser Valley.   

The Fraser Centre, jointly administered by the Fraser Health Department of Evaluation and Research Services and SFU, is one of several  SUPPORT Units established across the country as part of Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research led by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. A total of $79.96 million has been committed to launch this initiative across BC for the next 4 years until March 31, 2021. 

Key goals of the BC SUPPORT Unit are to:

  • Build capacity to conduct and implement high quality patient-oriented research in all regions
  • Increase the quality and impact of patient-oriented research across BC, and
  • Ensure ongoing support for patient-oriented research in all regions of the province.

For more information, contact BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre Staff:

Magdalena Newman, Magdalena.Newman@fraserhealth.ca, Research Navigator-Leader, BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre

Rableen Nagra, Rableen.Nagra@fraserhealth.ca, Patient Engagement Specialist, BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre

Lupin Battersby, lupin.battersby@fraserhealth.ca, Knowledge Translation Specialist, BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre

For more information, contact the BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre Staff:

Magdalena Newman, Magdalena.Newman@fraserhealth.ca, Research Navigator-Leader, BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre
Rableen Nagra, Rableen.Nagra@fraserhealth.ca, Patient Engagement Specialist, BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre
TBA, Knowledge Translation Specialist, BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre