The Canadian VIGOUR Centre (CVC) was established in 1997 as the Canadian arm of the international VIGOUR (Virtual Coordinating Centre for Global Collaborative Cardiovascular Research) Group. The CVC is recognized for its pioneering research in cardiovascular medicine, which embraces the translation of research through thought leadership and management of innovative clinical trials. Furthermore, the CVC is focused on the generation of new knowledge from patient registries and population outcome studies, which inform the direction of future pathways.
As an Academic Research Organization, the CVC is committed to the scholarly value of scientific inquiry and truth, and believes knowledge should be shared openly in an ethical research environment. The CVC’s dedication to lifelong learning has also inspired one of our central tenets –engaging the next generation of health professionals in a research culture that embraces curiosity, welcomes new ideas, and seeks to address key unanswered questions in health care.