Canadian Center for Vaccinology
Director: Scott Halperin, MD
Associate Directors: Robert Anderson, MD
  Joanne Langley, MD
  Janice Graham, PhD
Facebook: CCfVhfx
Twitter: @VACCres
Phone: 902 470-8141
Fax: 902 470-7232


CCfV is an integrated collaborative multidisciplinary vaccine research team committed to excellent research. CCfV unites the biomedical and clinical sciences with the social sciences and humanities to effectively span the research continuum from basic discovery to translation into useful vaccines to prevent disease in humans and to change population and public health outcomes.


Activity within CCfV is organized into three groups

  • Vaccine Discovery Group
  • Vaccine Evaluation Group
  • Health Policy & Translation Group

An Advisory Committee of CCfV investigators and external advisors provides counsel on the strategic direction and objectives of CCfV research.


Anyone with an interest in vaccine-related research may apply for membership at

For a list of current members go to

CCfV is made possible by a continuing collaboration of Dalhousie University, the IWK Health Centre, and Capital Health. The CCfV’s 20,000 square foot facility in the IWK Health Centre includes laboratories for microbiological and molecular research, ambulatory and inpatient clinical trial facilities, data analysis, training and conference space. It was founded in 2007 with financial assistance from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust, and the Government of Nova Scotia’s Department of Economic Development, among others. The Clinical Research/Vaccine Challenge Unit, which opened in 2009, was made possible by additional funding from Sanofi Pasteur.