Our important work is supported through working relationships and partnerships with universities, hospitals, funding agencies, arthritis treatment centres, and the Government of British Columbia. As well, Arthritis Research Canada is incredibly proud to have the generous support of many individuals, corporations and foundations from across Canada, who are all committed to the advancement of arthritis research.

Media Releases

VANCOUVER BC (June 24, 2024) Arthritis Research Canada’s Scientists Receive UBC Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Awards

VANCOUVER BC (May 27, 2024) The 2024 Arthritis Soirée Sees Huge Success to Drive Research Forward

VANCOUVER BC (April 25, 2024) Arthritis Research Canada Welcomes Dr. Valérie Leclair to its Research Team

VANCOUVER BC (March 7, 2024) Arthritis Research Canada Celebrates 25 Years of Vital Arthritis Research

VANCOUVER BC (February 27, 2024) Tracking Symptoms and Activities Can Play Key Role in Managing Life with Arthritis

VANCOUVER BC (January 29, 2024) Arthritis Research Canada Launches Early Bird Tickets Sale For The 2024 ARThritis Soirée

VANCOUVER BC (January 24, 2024) New Study Finds People With Inflammatory Arthritis Are More Likely To Seek Mental Health Care

VANCOUVER BC (November 30, 2023) Arthritis Research Provides Tools to Improve Everyday Life with Arthritis

VANCOUVER BC (November 20, 2023) Self-Care Strategies Play Key Role in Living Well with Arthritis

VANCOUVER, BC (November 16, 2023) Give the Gift of Life-changing Arthritis Research this Holiday Season

VANCOUVER, BC (November 02, 2023) Arthritis Research Canada Welcomes Two New Scientists To Its Research Team

VANCOUVER, BC (October 19, 2023) New Study Helps Understand Childhood Arthritis Experiences to Improve Care

VANCOUVER, BC (October 18, 2023) Study Finds People with Arthritis Participate in Research to Improve Health Issues Beyond Their Own

VANCOUVER, BC (October 17, 2023) Taking Antimalarial Medication As Prescribed Could Reduce the Risk of Heart Attacks in People with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus

VANCOUVER, BC (October 13, 2023) Risk of Severe COVID Outcomes Higher in People Taking Some Medications That Affect Their Immune System

VANCOUVER, BC (September 12, 2023) Arthritis Research Canada Unpacks Biosimilars Transition Policies in Free Webinar

VANCOUVER, BC (September 1 , 2023) It’s Arthritis Awareness Month – Don’t Let Arthritis Stand In Your Way!

VANCOUVER, BC (August 22 , 2023) Clinical Trial Will Study the Effects of Arthritis Medication on Cancer Patients with Inflammatory Arthritis

VANCOUVER, BC (July 26 , 2023) New Research to Prevent Fractures in People with Osteoporosis Could Change Care Delivery in BC

VANCOUVER, BC (July 25 , 2023) Diabetes Medication Could Be Beneficial For People With Gout

VANCOUVER, BC (July 13 , 2023) Study That Links Bone Marrow Lesion To Hip Cartilage Degeneration Is Key For The Future Of Osteoarthritis Research

VANCOUVER, BC (July 6 , 2023) Arthritis Research Canada Welcomes New Research Scientist Affiliated with the Université de Montréal

VANCOUVER, BC (May 15 , 2023) The 2023 ARThritis Soirée – A Huge Success In Support Of Arthritis Research

VANCOUVER, BC (May 10 , 2023) Research Shows That Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis And Treatment Can Lower Healthcare Costs

VANCOUVER, BC (April 25 , 2023) Study Shows Biologic Anti-Rheumatic Medications May Increase Infection Risk Among Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

VANCOUVER, BC (March 30 , 2023) Arthritis Research Canada Welcomes Two New Board Members

VANCOUVER, BC (March 27 , 2023) Research Links Loneliness and Isolation During COVID-19 to Depression and Anxiety in People with Rheumatic Diseases 

VANCOUVER, BC (March 21 , 2023) Arthritis Research Canada’s senior scientist honoured with prestigious Killam Faculty Research Prize

VANCOUVER, BC (January 26 , 2023) 2023 ARThritis Soirée – Tickets available now!

VANCOUVER, BC (December 14 , 2022) Arthritis Research Canada Announces Jordan Langlois as New Board Chair

VANCOUVER, BC (December 13 , 2022) New Research To Develop More Flexible Care For People with Inflammatory Arthritis

VANCOUVER, BC (December 13 , 2022) New Funding To Study Use of Arthritis Medications During Pregnancy

VANCOUVER, BC (November 24, 2022) OPTIKNEE – International team working to prevent knee osteoarthritis after knee injury

VANCOUVER, BC (November 22, 2022) Medication Used To Lower Cholesterol Does Not Affect Those With Pre-Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis

VANCOUVER, BC (November 1, 2022) Research Links TNF Biologics Use with Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

VANCOUVER, BC (October 26, 2022) Conducting Life-Changing Arthritis Research from Coast to Coast

VANCOUVER, BC (October 4, 2022) Computer Simulation Study Helps Assess Interventions to Reduce the Burden of Low Back Pain

VANCOUVER, BC (October 3, 2022) Reducing Body Fat helps to Minimize the Risk of Developing Gout, Especially in Women

VANCOUVER, BC (September 26, 2022) Social Factors that Influence Health at Root of Racial Disparities in Gout

VANCOUVER, BC (September 1, 2022) Arthritis Research Canada Launches #EscapeArthritis Awareness Campaign

VANCOUVER, BC (August 24, 2022) Hydroxychloroquine Deemed Safe for People Newly Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus

VANCOUVER, BC (August 9, 2022) People with Autoimmune Arthritis at Greater Risk of Severe COVID

VANCOUVER, BC (August 5, 2022) Questioning the Impact of Wearable Tech on People with Rheumatoid Arthritis

VANCOUVER, BC (July 22, 2022) Surgery Not the Only Option for People with Knee Osteoarthritis

VANCOUVER, BC (July 14, 2022) Online Decision Aid Helps Patients Weigh Risks and Benefits of Surgery vs. Other Treatments

VANCOUVER, BC (July 11, 2022) Alberta in Need of More Resources for Rural Residents with Osteoarthritis

VANCOUVER, BC (July 7, 2022) Researchers Point to Lifestyle Changes to Help Prevent Lupus

VANCOUVER, BC (June 24, 2022) New research ties rare inflammatory disease to increased risk of cardiovascular disease

VANCOUVER, BC (June 7, 2022) Study finds rheumatoid arthritis patients better off with ongoing rheumatology care

VANCOUVER, BC (May 30, 2022) BC Government announces $3 million for arthritis research at ARThritis Soirée

VANCOUVER, BC (May 4, 2022) More support needed for patients with rheumatoid arthritis looking to start families

VANCOUVER, BC (April 19, 2022) New research ties popular pain killer to serious health risks

VANCOUVER, BC (March 24, 2022) Research points to common antimalarial medication to reduce risk of cardiovascular events in patients with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

VANCOUVER, BC (February 23, 2022) 2022 ARThritis Soirée – Get Your Tickets Today!

VANCOUVER, BC (January 25, 2022) Research finds ways to curb osteoarthritis pandemic

VANCOUVER, BC (January 7, 2022) Arthritis Research Canada, senior scientist, Dr. Antonio Aviña-Zubieta appointed Head of the UBC Division of Rheumatology

VANCOUVER, BC (November 29, 2021) Study confirms importance of self-management program for adolescents with arthritis

VANCOUVER, BC (November 29, 2021) Osteoarthritis prevention program aims to stop lifetime of pain

VANCOUVER, BC (November 26, 2021) Making it Work™: Unique program seeks to keep people with arthritis in the workforce

VANCOUVER, BC (October 14, 2021) Arthritis researchers develop new way to identify osteoarthritis severity

VANCOUVER, BC (September 1, 2021) Arthritis Research Canada launches awareness campaign

VANCOUVER, BC (August 10, 2021) Study finds biologics responsible for reducing total joint replacement need in rheumatoid arthritis patients

VANCOUVER, BC (July 6, 2021) Research shows persisting mortality gap between systemic lupus erythematosus patients and the general population

VANCOUVER, BC (July 5, 2021) Arthritis liaison model of care: Step in the right direction for First Nations people with arthritis

VANCOUVER, BC (June 30, 2021) More research needed to determine long-term impact of virtual care on rheumatoid arthritis patients

VANCOUVER, BC (May 28, 2021) First-ever virtual ARThritis Soirée sees big success

VANCOUVER, BC (March 30, 2021) Systemic lupus erythematosus patients face increased risk of serious infection

VANCOUVER, BC (March 11, 2021) Examining the role of wearable technology in managing arthritis

VANCOUVER, BC (March 9, 2021) Risk of heart attack has improved over time in rheumatoid arthritis patients

VANCOUVER, BC (March 2, 2021) 2021 ARThritis Soirée: Tickets available now!

VANCOUVER, BC (February 3, 2021) Lupus patients face higher risk of hip fracture

VANCOUVER, BC (February 3, 2021) Research reveals care gap for rheumatoid arthritis patients who smoke or are obese

VANCOUVER, BC (January 12, 2021) Rheumatoid arthritis patients at heightened risk for life-threatening blood clot

VANCOUVER, BC (January 12, 2021) Arthritis Research Canada/Arthrite-recherche Canada names new executive director

VANCOUVER, BC (January 8, 2021) Antimalarials save lupus patients’ lives

VANCOUVER, BC (January 7, 2021) ARThritis Soirée goes virtual on May 27, 2021!

VANCOUVER, BC (December 4, 2020) Keeping a healthy body weight key to curbing gout cases

VANCOUVER, BC (December 11, 2020) Arthritis patients see need for mental healthcare

VANCOUVER, BC – (December 1, 2020) Sleep/activity cycles key to tailored interventions for people with arthritis

VANCOUVER, BC – (November 30, 2020) Knee injuries don’t have to become osteoarthritis

VANCOUVER, BC – (November 30, 2020) Researchers look to physical therapy to get arthritis patients moving

VANCOUVER, BC – (November 27, 2020) Rheumatoid arthritis patients take to Reddit for mental health support

VANCOUVER, BC – (November 26, 2020) A matching gift to provide twice the arthritis research power

VANCOUVER, BC – (November 19, 2020) Putting healthcare equity under the microscope

VANCOUVER, BC – (November 5, 2020) Arthritis Research Canada: Finding answers through the support of Legacy Gifts

VANCOUVER, BC – (July 14, 2020) Arthritis Research Canada welcomes Joy MacPhail and Jordan Langlois to the organization’s board of directors

VANCOUVER, BC – (July 8, 2020) Arthritis Research Funding Highlights

VANCOUVER, BC – (July 7, 2020) (En) Arthritis Research Canada creator and scientific director passes the baton to successor

VANCOUVER, BC – (July 7, 2020) (FR) Le fondateur et directeur scientifique d’Arthrite-recherche Canada passe le relais à sa successeure

VANCOUVER, BC – (June 17, 2020) Evaluating the safety and efficacy of biosimilars to help shape future health policies

VANCOUVER, BC – (June 9, 2020) New Research on COVID-19 and Immunosuppressive Medications May Provide Answers for People with Rheumatic Diseases

VANCOUVER, BC – (May 20, 2020) Research shows hydroxychloroquine has substantial survival benefit among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus in the general population

VANCOUVER, BC – (May 4, 2020) Arthritis Research Canada new research to address impact of COVID-19 on medication use and mental health for people with arthritis

VANCOUVER, BC – (April 15, 2020) Arthritis Research Canada/Arthrite-recherche Canada collaborates on global initiative to respond to COVID-19 Pandemic.

VANCOUVER, BC – (March 16, 2020) Arthritis Research Canada responding to the COVID-19

VANCOUVER, BC – (February 27, 2020) Arthritis Research Canada/Arthritis-Recherche Canada scientists receive top honours from the Canadian Rheumatology Association

VANCOUVER, BC – (February 5, 2020) Arthritis Research Canada shows lupus patients who take their medications at lower risk for type 2 diabetes

VANCOUVER, BC – (November 29, 2019) Arthritis Research Canada Celebrating GivingTuesday. December 3rd

VANCOUVER, BC – (November 27, 2019) Arthritis Research Canada – Preventing Knee Osteoarthritis In Youth Who Play Sports

VANCOUVER, BC – (November 26, 2019) Implementing an Evidence-Based Exercise Program To Reduce Falls In Seniors

VANCOUVER, BC – (October 30, 2019) ARThritis Soirée returns to The Roof on May 21, 2020!

VANCOUVER, BC – (October 4, 2019) Linda Li Announced as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

VANCOUVER, BC – (September 24, 2019) Gout Patients at Higher Risk of Developing Life-Threatening Blood Clot

VANCOUVER, BC – (September 5, 2019) How common are mental health problems in arthritis patients? 

VANCOUVER, BC – (September 1, 2019) Olympic snowboarder joins team Arthritis Research Canada

VANCOUVER, BC – (September 1, 2019) September is Arthritis Awareness Month

VANCOUVER, BC –  (August 2, 2019) Research reveals potential care gap for pregnant women with lupus

VANCOUVER, BC – (July 8, 2019) Arthritis Research Canada opens fourth centre

VANCOUVER, BC – (July 3, 2019) Arthritis Research Canada graced by talk of Olympic proportions

VANCOUVER, BC – (June 4, 2019) New signals in blood may help to understand lupus better

VANCOUVER, BC – (May 24, 2019) BC government announces $2 million for arthritis research at ARThritis Soirée

VANCOUVER, BC – (April 4, 2019) Canadians support access to health data for research but curious about privacy

VANCOUVER, BC – (March 26, 2019) Study to investigate connection between vision loss and common arthritis medication

VANCOUVER, BC – (February 28, 2019) Arthritis Research Canada scientist honoured with prestigious investigator award

VANCOUVER, BC – (February 21, 2019) Study finds no link between biologics and serious infection in moms or babies

VANCOUVER, BC – (February 13, 2019) Ankylosing spondylitis associated with increased risk of blood clot condition

VANCOUVER, BC – (November 8, 2018) Arthritis Research Canada appoints first Honourary Patron

VANCOUVER, BC – (November 5, 2018) New study takes steps towards standards for patient partners in research

VANCOUVER, BC – (November 1, 2018) Research team at Arthritis Research Canada develops tool to gauge patient engagement in research

VANCOUVER, BC – (October 19, 2018) Is running bad for our knees?

VANCOUVER, BC – (October 18, 2018) ARThritis Soirée returns to The Roof on May 22, 2019!

VANCOUVER, BC – (August 20, 2018) Arthritis research public forum returns for 13th year

VANCOUVER, BC – (August 8, 2018) Lupus: A hidden financial burden on health care

VANCOUVER, BC – (August 2, 2018) New study holds hope for osteoarthritis prevention

VANCOUVER, BC – (June 29, 2018) Workbook offers roadmap to building partnerships between researchers and patients

VANCOUVER, BC – (May 18, 2018)  2018 ARThritis Soirée Raises over $340,000 to Benefit Arthritis Research

VANCOUVER, BC – (April 30, 2018)  Activity Trackers Paired with Professional Coaching Significantly Help Increase Physical Activity in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

VANCOUVER, BC – (March 5, 2018) Promising New Findings on Using Biologic Drugs Before and During Pregnancy

VANCOUVER, BC – (February 8, 2018)  Unique Online Tool Gives RA Patients Confidence When Deciding Treatment

VANCOUVER, BC – (January 22, 2018) 2018 ARThritis Soirée – Tickets on Sale Now!

VANCOUVER, BC – (November 21, 2017) Mark Your Calendars! The ARThritis Soirée returns May 17, 2018

VANCOUVER, BC – (October 19, 2017) Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients May Have Increased Risk of Developing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Study Finds

VANCOUVER, BC – (October 12, 2017) Join Us! Public Forum on Managing Arthritis Features Leading Experts in Arthritis Research

VANCOUVER, BC – (August 30, 2017) Arthritis Research Canada (ARC) launching month-long campaign for Arthritis Awareness Month

VANCOUVER, BC – (May 19, 2017) 2017 ARThritis Soiree Raises a Record Breaking $390,000 for Arthritis Research Canada

VANCOUVER, BC – (May 17, 2017) ARThritis Soirée 2017 – a SOLD OUT night to support critically needed arthritis research

VANCOUVER, BC – (May 11, 2017) Study finds first evidence the DASH diet will lower risk of gout

VANCOUVER, BC – (December 13, 2016) You Should Be Taking Your Pills

VANCOUVER, BC – (December 1, 2016) Arthritis Research Canada Scientist to lead Knowledge Translation Cluster as part of $80 million Investment in Patient-Oriented Research in BC

VANCOUVER, BC – (September 19, 2016) World-Renowned Violinist Jenny Bae, in her Canadian Debut Performance at the May 18th 2017 ARThritis Soirée

VANCOUVER, BC – (March 15, 2016) Arthritis Research Canada Achieves Accreditation from Imagine Canada’s Standard Program

VANCOUVER, BC – (April 22, 2012) S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in Health Research for Different Ethnic Populations

VANCOUVER, BC – (August 16, 2011) IMPAKT-HiP: Finding the Cause of Hip Pain Will End the Suffering

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In the News


December 7, 2023 – Healthing (Post Media) – Diagnosed with Arthritis: Managing treatments, support and resources

July 2023 – CBC News – Knee injuries plague women soccer stars

February 26, 2023 – Vancouver Sun – Fitness: When life is a pain in the knees, keep moving


January 20, 2021: Healio Rheumatology – Antimalarial adherence lowers risk for death by 83% in lupus 

January 13, 2021: Radio Canada International – Rheumatoid arthritis patients at higher risk of dangerous blood clots: study


November 4, 2020: Chronic Eileen Blog – #TalkOverRA -The mission is to achieve remission, but what is remission?

November 3, 2020: Chronic Eileen Blog – #TalkOverRA – When should you see Your rheumatologist

November 2, 2020: Chronic Eileen Blog – #TalkOverRA – Why it’s important to advocate for yourself

November 2, 2020: BC Business – Gifted for life

October 27, 2020: Arthritis Wellness Conversations with radio host, Sandra Sova – Pregnancy, parenting and arthritis featuring Dr. Mary De Vera

September 25, 2020: 102.9 CHTM Thompson Radio – Interview with Scientific Director, Dr. Diane Lacaille for Arthritis Awareness Month

September 21, 2020: Arthritis Wellness Conversations with radio host, Sandra Sova – Supportive environments for people with arthritis featuring Dr. Diane Lacaille

August 31, 2020: Arthritis Wellness Conversations with radio host, Sandra Sova – Fatigue and arthritis featuring Dr. Susan Bartlett

August 1, 2020: Arthritis Wellness Conversations with radio host, Sandra Sova – Anxiety and depression in people with arthritis featuring Dr. Mary De Vera.

July 2, 2020: Arthritis Wellness Conversations with radio host, Sandra Sova – Exercise and fitness technology featuring Dr. Linda Li

May 14, 2020: Arthritis Wellness Conversations with radio host, Sandra Sova – Navigating COVID-19 when you have arthritis featuring Dr. Diane Lacaille.

April 08, 2020: Consultant 360 Podcast – Dr. Antonio Aviña-Zubieta on Venous Thromboembolism in Gout

February 27, 2020: The Globe & Mail – Ontario’s closed-door plan to switch to biosimilars garners mixed reactions


October 3, 2019: UBC Faculty of Medicine – Linda Li inducted into Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

September 30, 2019: Canadian Mental Health Association Journal – Heart disease and the risk of allopurinol-associated severe cutaneous adverse reactions: a general population–based cohort study

September 29, 2019: Global News – Ask An Expert with Diane Lacaille (Arthritis Awareness Month)

September 8, 2019: Global News (CHML 900) – Health & Wellness Podcast with Spencer O’Brien

August 7, 2019: The New York Times – Arthritis Tied to Heart Disease. Pain Relievers May be to Blame

July 3, 2019: The Vancouver Sun – Opinion: BC leads North America into next generation of biologic therapy

May 27, 2019: News 1130 – BC’s drug plan to save millions with switch to cheaper copies

May 27, 2019: Global News – BC government becomes first Canadian jurisdiction to shift to cheaper biosimilar drugs

May 27, 2019: The Simi Sara Show – Biosimilars 

May 27, 2019: The Globe and Mail – BC to become first province to force patients to switch from biologics to less expensive biosimilar drugs

May 27, 2019:CBC’s On the Coast – Change to pharmaceutical drug plan

May 27, 2019: Glacier Media – BC arthritis, diabetes patients have 6 months to switch to cheaper ‘biosimilar’ drugs

May 27, 2019: Times Colonist – BC arthritis, diabetes patients have six months to switch to cheaper ‘biosimilar’ drugs

May 27, 2019: Vancouver Sun – BC becomes first province to force change to ‘biosimilar’ drugs

May 27, 2019: The Wiarton Echo – BC becomes first province to force change to ‘biosimilar’ drugs

May 14, 2019: Chronic Wellness Radio Show on CHLY 101.7 FM – Research improving lives for those living with arthritis

April 2019: Rheumatology Consultant – Ankylosing Spondylitis May Increase Risk of VTE

February 27, 2019: The Richmond Sentinel – Patient-Inclusive Research Brings New Insights

February 16, 2019: The Province – Opinion: Hundred of millions of dollars could be saved by using biosimilar medications


December 3, 2018: REMI NETWORK – Arthritis takes toll on workplace productivity: study

November 5, 2018: CBC – Arthritis affects Indigenous people at a rate three times higher than average

September 26, 2018: CHIMP – Reaching Out with Arthritis Research

September 23, 2018: Global BC’s Ask An Expert – Arthritis Awareness Month

September 12, 2018: Chronic Wellness Radio/CHLY 101.7FM – Arthritis Awareness Month

August 9, 2018: JMIR Publications – Accuracy of Fitbit Devices: Systematic Review and Narrative Syntheses of Quantitative Data

August 9, 2018: Market Business News (MBN) – Lupus places a hidden financial burden on health care

May 30, 2018: Richmond Sentinel – Arthritis Knees Do Better with a Jog, New Research Shows

May 25, 2018: Richmond Sentinel – Music Big Draw for Ticket Winners

May 22, 2018: BCBusiness – ARThritis Soirée 2018

May 15, 2018: Healio Rheumatology – Lost productivity costs high for SLE, Sjögren’s, systemic sclerosis

May 10, 2018: Vancouver Coast Health Research Institute – Not Just a Disease of the Elderly

May 7, 2018: Healio Rheumatology – Patient’s Relationship with Rheumatologist Affects Perception of Medication

May 1, 2018: Richmond Sentinel – Safer With Than Without

March 6, 2018: MedPage Today – Biologics in Pregnancy: Are They Safe?

January 9, 2018: Healio Rheumatology – Electronic medical records effective in assessing quality of gout care


November 19, 2017: MedPage Today – RA Outcomes Worse in Indigenous Patients

October 15, 2017: MedPage Today – Pregnant RA Patients Often Stop Biologics

October 12, 2017: Richmond Sentinel – Despite arthritis, funeral director is making it work

May 9, 2017: Richmond Sentinel – The Finest in Arts and Science

May 9, 2017: Richmond Sentinel – Not Your Grannie’s Rheumatism

May 3, 2017: Richmond Sentinel – Arthritis treatment moving in a new direction

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