Public Awareness Event on Overdose Crisis

The BCCDC Foundation and the BC Centre for Disease Control and Science World are once more teaming up with Science World. This time, it’s for a free public event at Science World to increase awareness and understanding around BC’s overdose crisis, which will take place on Feb 28th, from 7-9pm. Want to better understand drug […]

Celebrating Four Years of Pilot Funding

The Foundation launched our Open Awards Program in the spring of 2014 and we are thrilled to be celebrating four years of successfully funding a variety of projects across BCCDC’s priority areas. Over eight competitions, we have funded 36 diverse projects – from mathematical modelling to genomics, from harm reduction to global health – and […]

Board Member Spotlight: Andrew Hazlewood

The BCCDC Foundation is indebted to its dedicated Board of Directors. This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on one of our longest serving members, Andrew Hazlewood. Andrew Hazlewood is the former Assistant Deputy Minister of Population Health and Wellness for the British Columbia Ministry of Health Planning. Mr. Hazlewood began his career in […]

Strategic partnership: BCCDC Foundation and PHSA Lower Mainland Laboratories

Excerpt from the BCCDC Foundation’s 2016-2017 Annual Report: The Foundation is helping to support the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) Lower Mainland Laboratories (LM Labs) with an essential and strategic Laboratory Improvements project. LM Labs, a key component of the health care system, delivers over 64 million results annually, and informs 70-80% of medical decisions […]

10th Annual BCCDC Research Week a Success!

Another excellent Research Week has come to an end. Over 50 posters, two great keynote speakers, two great workshops and 12 presentations on research and innovation at the BCCDC! The BCCDC Foundation was pleased to sponsor Research Week, as well as take an active role on the organizing committee. We believe it’s important for all […]

10th Annual BCCDC Research Week schedule now available

The 10th Annual BCCDC Research Week is nearly here and the organizing committee is pleased to release the schedule of events for October 23-27. This year’s theme is Public Health Emergencies: the New Normal. From influenza to syphilis and from overdoses to wildfires, BCCDC is always working to respond. The week starts off strong on […]