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 […]

Recent Publication on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Response to Infection

The Foundation has extensively supported the Complex Chronic Diseases Program at BCCDC and BC Women’s Hospital; BCCDC scientists David Patrick, Jennifer Gardy and Muhammad Morshed have led a large group project with a number of published reports, including a recent piece published in Oxford Academic’s Clinical Infectious Diseases. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a debilitating syndrome […]

New Board Member Spotlight: Cathy Daminato

The BCCDC Foundation is indebted to its dedicated Board of Directors. This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on a new board member, Cathy Daminato, who joined the Board in March 2017. Cathy Daminato is recognized as an innovative, energetic and strategic executive with the ability to motivate and inspire extraordinary commitment and support in […]

Recent study provides further insight on prevalence of Lyme disease in BC Tick populations

Dr Muhammed Morshed, Program Lead for BCCDC’s Zoonotic Diseases and Emerging Pathogens, has published a scientific paper titled, “Surveillance for Borrelia burgdorferi in Ixodes Ticks and Small Rodents in British Columbia” in Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 15(11): 701-705. The research was conducted over a two year period, and it involved the collection of multiple species […]

Welcome New Board Member!

The Board of Directors for the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health is pleased to announce the recent addition of Kelly Pollack to its membership! As the CEO of the Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC), Kelly Pollack is a Canadian leader in strategic initiatives to support the employer recruitment and development of internationally trained talent. […]

BCCDC Foundation’s partnership with BC Ministry of Health

Interested in learning more about work the Foundation has facilitated? Here’s an excerpt from our 2015-16 annual report regarding a project we undertook with the BC Ministry of Health: “… partnership with the BC Ministry of Health to facilitate the amended Food Premises Regulation, whereby micro and small food processors in BC have become required […]

Board of Directors Member Spotlight: Chair, Don Avison

The BCCDC Foundation is indebted to its dedicated Board of Directors. This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on our Chair, Don Avison, who joined the Board in January 2014, and became Chair in February 2016. Don Avison is a lawyer and consultant with Avison and Associates in Victoria, British Columbia. Prior to returning […]