Aubrey Tingle was the Founding Director of the BC Research Institute for Children’s & Women’s Health where he oversaw the development of research support services, strategic scientific goals, financial support and research policy development. Earlier in his research career, Dr. Tingle established a research program in viral causation of arthritis and diabetes using rubella virus as a model system. He helped head an international group in rubella virus biology, diagnosis, adverse reactions and public health policy. Dr. Tingle was founding chair of the Coalition for Health Research in BC, an ad hoc group of research stakeholders that were responsible for planning and obtaining provincial funding for health research in BC. In March 2001, Dr Tingle was appointed first President & CEO of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) and has overseen its remarkable development.