New Board Member Spotlight: Dr Perry Kendall

The BCCDC Foundation is indebted to its dedicated Board of Directors and is thrilled to announce the newest member of our team: Dr. Perry Kendall. Most BC residents recognize Perry Kendall’s name from his nearly 19 years as Provincial Health Officer.  However, his career has taken him back and forth between BC and Ontario. After […]

BCCDC Foundation Grant Helps Re-engineer Hospital Beds to Prevent Infections

A BCCDC Foundation-supported pilot project to explore the impact of specialized rooms on the mircrobiome of bone marrow transplant patients has expanded its budget to over $400,000 with an additional $200,000 in funding from Genome BC. The research is evaluating if using copper-nickel and titanium dioxide-coated surfaces along with other engineering approaches for bone marrow […]

Public Education Event on Overdose Crisis a Success

The BCCDC Foundation for Public Health is very pleased to have helped facilitate a very successful and informative public event hosted by Science World on February 28th, 2018. BC is experiencing an overdose crisis and the public needs more information to dispel myths around drug addiction and who it affects. The BCCDC Foundation, BCCDC, and […]

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 […]