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 […]

Open Awards Program: Three Successful Applications for Spring 2017 Competition

The Foundation is pleased to announce that it’s Scientific Advisory Board has awarded grants for three new projects: one in each category for workshop funding, travel funding, and one ‘Blue Sky’ research award. Workshop Drs Gina Ogilvie and Mark Gilbert and their team have been awarded funding towards, “Supporting Regional Participation in a Collaborative Implementation […]

BCCDC Foundation as a Connector: Grand Rounds

The BCCDC has been hosting ‘Grand Rounds’, a series of knowledge translation sessions, with internal and external speakers and guests for over 15 years. This program is accredited as a Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The BCCDC Foundation provided funding in 2013 to support an […]

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 […]