vital magazine

This magazine is a celebration of our values, to transform health care, inspire donors, and save lives.

Discover the stories of our clinician-scientists and the steps they are taking to make a difference in British Columbia. Download Vital Magazine now to be inspired and join us in transforming healthcare for a healthier community.

What's inside

Your Local Experts

Meet some of the world-class doctors from VGH, UBC Hospital, and GF Strong, impacting health care on a global scale. These remarkable clinician-scientists at our hospitals and health centres have a global impact that makes health care transformation possible.

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Then & Now: Stroke treatment

For decades, strokes had no real treatment and there was little help for stroke patients. But a research breakthrough changed the world. Today, experts at VGH continue to carry that torch.

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Health Check: Boost your health through physical activity

Dr. Babak Shadgan offers his expert advice on healthy aging.

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From injuries to climbing Mount Everest

When father Julian and daughter Lexy both broke bones in separate incidents, they serendipitously received care from Dr. Pierre Guy. The care they received allowed Julian to conquer one of the world’s greatest challenges.

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Day in the Life: Research Coordinator

Research Coordinator Mina Salehi’s day is never the same. Managing more than 70 research projects—and utilizing her own history as a physician in Iran—Mina is helping transform trauma care in BC and beyond.

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