The Canucks for Kids Fund Childhood Diabetes Laboratories aim to improve the lives of children with diabetes by advancing knowledge of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, through innovative and multi-disciplinary basic and clinical diabetes research. Research is aimed at understanding the causes of types 1 and 2 diabetes and improving treatments.

Our team brings together researchers from a variety of backgrounds – including virology, genetics, immunology, islet biology, and clinical diabetes research – to tackle this complex disease. Our investigators have extensive ties with the international diabetes research community and participate in international clinical trials for diabetes.

Fast Facts

  • Diabetes Research Day, group shotThe Canucks for Kids Fund Childhood Diabetes Laboratories were created in 2002 with a $9-million award from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and British Columbia Knowledge Development Fun
  • Created 50 new jobs with support from international, industrial and charitable funders
  • Housed at the research facilities at BC Children’s Hospital
  • 12 core investigators including 4 new recruits
  • In the past 5 years, diabetes investigators have supervised over 100 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and more than 80 undergraduates.
  • Since 2009, diabetes researchers have made 7 invention disclosures, filed 17 patents (provisional and utility), and filed 2 interinstitutional/option agreements.

Call for Abstracts: Alberta British Columbia Islet Workshop 2019

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It's that time of year again we are thrilled to invite you to join us for the 8th Annual Alberta-British Columbia Islet Workshop 2019!
A-BC 2019 is set for February 13th to 15th and will be returning to the Silver Star Mountain Resort in British Columbia. This year's esteemed keynote speakers are Carmella Evans-Molina from Indiana University and Jonathan Schertzer from McMaster University.
Abstract deadline: January 22, 2019 11:59 pm
Registration deadline: February 1, 2019.
A-BC 2019 Organizing Committee

View the Alberta British Columbia Islet Workshop 2019 flyer



Canucks for Kids Fund Childhood Diabetes Laboratories

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