We are a catalyst for innovative solutions through the science of genomics

Who we are

Genome BC, a non-profit research organization, leads genomics innovation on Canada’s West Coast and facilitates the integration of genomics into society. Our major investors are the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada through Genome Canada and Western Economic Diversification Canada. This funding is complemented by partnerships with many national and international public and private funding organizations to drive BC’s bioeconomy.

Our vision: Genomics positively impacts life, every day.

Our mission: Applying the power of genomics to pressing societal and economic challenges.

To apply the power of genomics to better the lives of British Columbians and all Canadians through a high performing health care system and thriving agrifood and natural resources sectors.

We invest in research, facilitate innovation and drive the responsible uptake of genomics applications through expert services and societal engagement.

We are recognized for our cross-cutting genomic expertise, community building and connections. Our reputation and credibility are built on our accomplishments and capabilities.

Our unique approach allows us to undertake and manage complex research and innovation, mobilize partner investment and mitigate risk in the translation and commercialization processes.

Our values:

  • Integrity is at the core of our decisions and actions
  • Empathy is integral to our relationships
  • Commitments are honoured with passion and purpose
  • Boldness and agility motivate our pursuits
  • Curiosity and wonder inspire us

Genome BC’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

We are committed to providing a working environment that delivers fair treatment to all members of the Genome BC community, by celebrating and encouraging equity, diversity and inclusion.

What we do

As a recognized catalyst for government and industry, Genome BC invests in research, entrepreneurship and commercialization in life sciences to address challenges in key sectors such as health, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, agrifood, energy, mining and environment.