As Director, Research & Technology Development, Dr. Dawn McArthur has a mandate to enhance research capacity and competitiveness at BCCHR. Over the past 12 years, Dr. McArthur has worked with BCCHR researchers to achieve an exceptional success rate for individual and collaborative research programs.

One of Canada’s first grants facilitators, Dr. McArthur’s experience includes 20 years of scientific research/teaching and 17 years of facilitation leadership in university and health research settings. She has advanced expertise in strategic development of interdisciplinary teams and research initiatives, and extensive knowledge of health research disciplines and funding agency mandates. She shares this knowledge in workshops at BCCHR, in Canada and internationally.


  • integrative physiology
  • metabolism
  • energy balance
  • obesity
  • stress
  • diabetes


BSc (Hons, 1st) and MSc (UBC); PhD (Alberta); funded by NSERC, AHFMR.

Postdoctoral training

D Brindley (Alberta); D Finegood (SFU); funded by AHFMR, CDA.

Other awards

YWCA Women of Distinction, nomination, 2010
C&W Excellence in Education Award, 2008

Peer review (current)

UBC; J Clin Endo Metab; Endocrinology; Am J Physiol


Research & Technology Development Office
BC Children's Hospital Research Institute
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC 
Canada V5Z 4H4

Office: Room 3106
Phone: 604-875-3105