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. […]

Spring 2017 Open Awards Program deadline set

Are you a faculty member at the BCCDC with a new research question that you’d like to pilot to see if it can be developed further or are you looking to help fund a workshop or for travel funding? If so, you’re in luck; the BCCDC Foundation Open Awards Program (OAP) competition for Spring 2017 […]

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 […]

Open Awards Program: Five Successful Applications for Competition of Late 2016

The Foundation is pleased to announce that it’s Scientific Advisory Board has awarded grants for five new projects; one for workshop funding and four ‘Blue Sky’ research awards. Workshop Dr. Naveed Janjua and team have been awarded funds for “CDPC National Knowledge Exchange and Consultation on Supervised Consumption Services”, that together with funding from other sources, […]

Board of Directors Member Spotlight

The BCCDC Foundation is indebted to its dedicated Board of Directors. This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on our newest member: Carmond Ng, who joined our team in April 2016. Carmond Ng, Treasurer Carmond Ng is an associate with PwC Vancouver providing assurance services for private and public companies within the insurance, technology […]

BCCDC Foundation pleased to play a part in the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

Foundation Executive Director Kristy Kerr, and Executive Medical Director of BCCDC Dr Mark Tyndall are members of the local organizing committee for this biannual international symposium. Vancouver is the host city for the Symposium, between November 14-18, 2016. The theme this year is “Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world” and brings together […]

Celebrate Research Week – A Success!

Research Week for 2016 has wrapped up-an entire week of events that highlighted the excellence in research being done at the BC Centre for Disease Control. Two days of symposia presentations, plus two riveting keynote speakers, plus two great workshops, thirty posters and one reception equals an entire week celebrating BCCDC research. The BCCDC Foundation […]