Our collaborations


The Vaccine Evaluation Center collaborates with a variety of partners, including patients, researchers and community members, public health, industry, and government. We continue to build new partnerships to strengthen our research’s relevance and effectiveness, leading to more responsive and equitable immunization programs.

British Columbia

BC Cancer

BC Center for Disease Control

BC Children's Hospital

BC Children's Hospital Research Institute

BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre

First Nations Health Authority

Fraser Health Authority

Interior Health Authority

Northern Health Authority

University of British Columbia

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

Vancouver Island Health Authority

Women's Health Research Institute


Alberta Children’s Hospital, Alberta

Alberta Children’s Hospital Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology and Vaccine Evaluation (ACHIEVE) Research Team, Alberta

Canadian Center for Vaccinology, Nova Scotia

Canadian Pediatric Society


Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université Laval, Quebec

Centre de recherché du CHU Sainte-Justine, Quebec

Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Quebec

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec, Quebec

Centre Mère-Enfant Soleil CHU de Québec, Quebec

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Quebec

Children's Hospital of Winnipeg, Manitoba

Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, Manitoba

Hospital for Sick Children, Ontario

IWK Health Centre, Nova Scotia

Janeway Children’s Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre, Newfoundland and Labrador

Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital, Saskatchewan

McGill University Health Centre Vaccine Study Centre, Quebec

McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences, Ontario

Meningitis Foundation Canada

Montreal Children’s Hospital, Quebec

National Microbiology Laboratory, Manitoba

Royal University Hospital, Saskatchewan

Stollery Children’s Hospital (Edmonton Clinic Health Academy), Alberta

Public Health Agency of Canada


Brighton Collaboration, United States

Makerere University, Uganda

St. George's University of London, United Kingdom

Telethon Kids Institute, Australia

United Kingdom Health Security Agency, United Kingdom

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

World Health Organization


Action on Sepsis
Action on Sepsis is a transdisciplinary group tackling the complex issue of sepsis prevention, diagnosis, and management across the human lifespan.

Canadian Anti-infective Innovation Network (CAIN)

CAIN was formed with the purpose of leveraging innovative approaches and expertise to solve the expanding health crisis caused by Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) infections.

Canadian Association for Immunization Research and Evaluation (CAIRE)

CAIRE is a professional organization dedicated to enhance immunization research and program evaluation through education and collaboration among multidisciplinary experts in Canada and internationally.

Canadian National Vaccine Safety Network (CANVAS)
Each year, CANVAS quickly gathers safety information on the seasonal influenza vaccine and provides it to public health authorities. Over 40,000 individuals participate in this web-based active surveillance each year, providing an ability to detect events occurring at a rate of less than 1 in 10,000.

Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN)

CIRN is a national network of key vaccine researchers who develop and test methodologies related to the evaluation of vaccines as they pertain to safety, immunogenicity and effectiveness and program implementation and evaluation.

Coronavirus Variants Rapid Response Network (CoVaRR-Net)

CoVaRR-Net is a network of interdisciplinary researchers from institutions across the country created to assist in the Government of Canada’s overall strategy to address the potential threat of emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants.

Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program ACTive (IMPACT)

IMPACT is a paediatric hospital-based national active surveillance network for adverse events following immunization, vaccine failures and selected infectious diseases that are, or will be, vaccine preventable.

Sepsis Canada

Sepsis Canada is multidisciplinary research network working towards reducing the burden of sepsis for all Canadians.

UBC Systems Vaccinology Group

Researchers across UBC, including three researchers at the Vaccine Evaluation Center (Drs. Kollmann, Sadarangani, Gantt), are combining their expertise to use the systems vaccinology approach to study vaccine-induced immunity in great detail. Multiple global experts, based at UBC, are joining the UBC Systems Vaccinology platform to lead the world in vaccinology.


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