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 […]

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 […]

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 […]