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 – (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


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: Vancouver Courier – 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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