British Columbia and Ontario have been national leaders in funding research on worker health protection and in using research evidence to strengthen public policy. From her perspective as the Director of the Partnership for Work, Health & Safety at the University of British Columbia, Dr Koehoorn will share examples of the contribution of research to informing regulatory and compensation policy in worker health protection in British Columbia. The research partnership between WorkSafeBC (BC’s Workers’ Compensation Board) and the University of British Columbia focuses on current and emerging issues in work-related health in British Columbia. The partnership has a focus on advancing the use of routinely collected administrative data to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public programs. Dr Koehoorn will draw from this unique experience in British Columbia to share some lessons learned about high impact collaborations between research and policy.