University of Alberta Cardiovascular Research Institute


In Canada, heart diseases are the second leading cause of death each year. Every five minutes a Canadian dies from heart conditions, stroke or vascular cognitive impairment, yet it is estimated that 80 per cent of cardiovascular diseases are preventable.

To help combat the risks of cardiovascular disease, the University of Alberta has created the CardioVascular Research Institute (CVRI).This new research institute will help drive research discoveries through collaboration, strategic investment and research funding.

Check our website frequently for updates and seminars/events of potential interest under the Upcoming Events below. 


Message from the CVRI Director

Read more about the mission, vision and values of the CVRI as well as our governance structure and key partners.

Learn more about the impact of cardiovascular research at the U ofA and the resources being built by the CVRI.

Membership in the CVRI is open to anyone who conducts or participates in research or innovation related to cardiovascular research.

Donate to the CVRI today and help support groundbreaking cardiovascular research and innovation that connects new breakthroughs to better patient care.

Upcoming Events  

Cardiology Divisional Rounds

Wednesday April 24, 2024
Title: TBA
presented by Dr. Ken Quadros
In-person: Classroom F - 2J4.02 WMC
via Zoom: Register for access

Cardiology Divisional Rounds

Wednesday May 01, 2024
Title: TBA
presented by Dr. Rabia Kashur
In-person: Classroom F - 2J4.02 WMC
via Zoom: Register for access

CVRC Seminar Series

Thursday May 02, 2024 
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Title: TBA

presented by Dr. Khaled Barakat
1-040 Li Ka Shing Centre (Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall)

Heart Failure Awareness Week Webinar 2024

presented by Heart & Stroke and Heartlife Foundation
Tuesday May 7, 2024
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET (note the time zone)
"It's Not Normal to be Breathless. Understanding Heart Failure: Signs Symptoms and Advocacy"
presenters: Dido Devlin and Dr. Rahul Jain
moderators: Marc Bains, Dr. Jillian Code and Shannon Doucette
Register for Zoom Access

CVRI Research Day 2024

Friday June 7, 2024
8:00am - 5:00pm
Katz Atrium & Lecture Theatre
Register Now