The iCAPTURE Centre is very fortunate to have the generous support of and partnership with the following agencies:
Foundation for Innovation
On July 26, 2000, the Canada Foundation for Innovation awarded Project 2406 - The iCAPTURE Centre: Imaging, Cell Analysis and Phenotyping Toward Understanding [Reparative, Responsive, Remodeling, Recombinant] Events $6.5 million dollars towards the total project cost of $16.2 million dollars. The members of the UBC McDonald Research Laboratories are honored to have been successful in this application to upgrade the research infrastructure located at St. Paul's Hospital.
Columbia Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF)
A matching 40% of the project cost ($6.5 million dollars) was approved by the BCKDF.
Health Care - St. Paul's Hospital
Providence Health Care has generously committed $1.5 million dollars per year in on going personnel support, and 20,000 sq. ft in currently-occupied hospital space for the iCAPTURE Centre Project. Janet L. Brown, the Providence Health Care Board Chairperson recently recognized iCAPTURE as one of St. Paul's proudest accomplishments in 2000. She stated, " The announcement of $17 million in research funding for the new iCAPTURE Centre really represents the best of what we're all about - a very tight link between medical science and the delivery of care. In this case, the focus is on heart, lung, and blood vessel disease."
of British Columbia
The University of British Columbia (UBC) is the official awardee of the CFI iCAPTURE infrastructure grant. UBC has recognized research to be essential to the world wide improvement of clinical care practices and has always been a long term supporter of the UBC McDonald Research Laboratory at St. Paul's Hospital. 13% of this award; $2.1 million dollars, will be funded by the UBC Blusson Foundation.
and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon (HSFBCY) has been a long term supporter of the UBC McDonald Research Laboratories Investigators. The HSFBCY has generously provided a match of $400,000 towards Non-CFI Eligible expenses for the iCAPTURE Centre. This match will primarily be used for office renovations.
The BC Lung Association has been a long term supporter of the UBC McDonald Research Laboratories Investigators. BC Lung has generously provided a match of $400,000 towards Non-CFI Eligible expenses for the iCAPTURE Centre.
Technology vendors of the iCAPTURE Centre are funding 7% of the $16.2 million dollars total project cost. $1.2 million dollars will be funded through in-kind donations from iCAPTURE vendors. In-kind donations include special discounts on equipment, additional bonus products or features, or training.
IBM is the first major iCAPTURE vendor partner. IBM will be providing most computer hardware and software to upgrade the computer infrastructure of the MRL / iCAPTURE Centre. They are offering vendor matches in the range of 10 - 100%, depending on the item provided.