IMRIC and Canadian researchers are working towards treatment and cures for a range of diseases. From cancer, to diabetes, to blindness, their innovative research is poised to change the world.

Research Topics


HIV and AIDS are conditions that are compromising the health of individuals across the globe. The immense suffering caused by this disease is a result of the gradual degeneration of the immune system, making it harder for the body to fight infections. 

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s is a devastating disease and one of the most common nervous system disorders of the elderly. It often develops after the age of 50, but can affect young people if the disease runs in the family.

Prostate Cancer

The third most common cause of death from cancer in men of all ages is prostate cancer. In men over the age of 75, it is the main cause of death. It is IMRIC, the Men’s Health Initiative of British Columbia, VGH and the University of British Columbia’s main goal to develop ways to effectively treat this deadly killer.