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

Genome BC is a not-for-profit organization supporting world-class genomics research and innovation to grow globally competitive life sciences sectors and deliver sustainable benefits for British Columbia, Canada and beyond. The organization’s initiatives are improving the lives of British Columbians by advancing health care in addition to addressing environmental and natural resource challenges. In addition to scientific programming, Genome BC works to integrate genomics into society by supporting responsible research and innovation and foster an understanding and appreciation of the life sciences among educators, students and the public.

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 a sustainable and competitive agrifood and natural resource-based economic sectors.

We invest in research and 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 guide our daily decisions and actions

While we come from different backgrounds and cultures, our values are what we have in common. They guide how we work with each other and with our partners. They guide our purpose towards positive change in the world, working toward a future where genomics positively impacts our daily lives, transforms our health care, and offers practical solutions for humanity’s biggest challenges, such as climate change, food security, and environmental protection. The result is the effective translation of genomics to benefit the people of British Columbia and beyond.

Genome BC’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

Genome BC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the work we do, and to take a stand against racism and all forms of discrimination, particularly in the areas of science and genomics. We recognize that this is a process that requires a sustainable approach. We will listen, learn and act, not just today, but over time, in order to live up to our commitment.

What we do

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