Supporting Knowledge Translation: the Western Canada Immunization Forum

The BCCDC Foundation is pleased to have supported the Western Canada Immunization Forum on January 30, 2018. This 1 day meeting provided a forum for sharing scientific, policy and operational lessons learned, and to inform the planning and delivery of immunization programs in western Canada The event was planned in collaboration with representatives from the […]

Board Advisor Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Gardy

The BCCDC Foundation is indebted to its dedicated Board of Directors, and it’s Advisors. This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on one of our advisors: Dr. Jennifer Gardy. Dr. Gardy is a Senior Scientist at the BC Centre for Disease Control, and an Associate Professor in SPPH at UBC, where she holds the Canada […]

Ongoing Partnership Update: Vancouver Foundation

The BCCDC Foundation is proud to partner with the Vancouver Foundation who have provided funding for an ongoing project titled, “Preventing syphilis among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM): a qualitative study” which focuses on exploring the individual, community, and structural drivers of health, particularly as it pertains to syphilis […]

Educational Opportunity Summer 2018

On behalf of one of our strategic partners, the Public Health Association of BC (PHABC), we would like to share an opportunity for those interested in learning about the latest issues in public health, building your professional skill-set, networking with like-minded individuals and finding out how you can help foster safe and inclusive communities! This […]

Kids Boost Launch During Immunization Awareness Week 2018

The BCCDC Foundation for Public Health is proud to support an innovative new Canadian health platform designed to raise literacy about immunization in schools. At an event in Toronto on Monday, April 23rd 2018, the Federal Minister of Health, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, kicked off National Immunization Awareness Week by announcing the new platform […]

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 […]