A Big Thanks to Dr Brett Finlay

We would like to say a special thank you to Dr Brett Finlay, who sat on the BCCDC Foundation Board as a Director from January 2014 to September 2015. In this time, Dr Finlay supported our work and gave his thoughtful expertise to our development. He was our inaugural Scientific Advisory Board Chair and helped […]

BCCDC Researchers Leverage Foundation Seed Funding into CIHR Operating Grant

Congratulations to Dr Babak Pourbohloul and Krista English on their recent $500,000 CIHR Operating Grant “An Integrated Real-time Modeling and Surveillance Decision-support Framework to Inform Public Health Emergency Preparedness”! Using mathematical models, this project will allow researchers to understand how quickly an emerging infectious disease (EID) spreads and generate real-time options for policy makers to […]

Dr Judith Hall Inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

The Foundation would like to congratulate Dr Judith Hall, who was recently inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame as one of the 2015 laureates! Dr Hall, Professor Emerita in the Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics, is a pediatrician and clinical geneticist who has worked on birth defects and non-traditional mechanisms of disease. She […]

BCCDC Foundation Open Award Program Funds Two New Projects!

Congratulations to Dr Gina Ogilvie and Dr Linda Hoang, both recently awarded BCCDC Foundation grants through the Open Award Program! Dr Ogilvie’s award will enable improved access to high impact HIV prevention, treatment and care services for men who have sex with men in Rwanda and British Columbia by sharing methodologies to estimate the size […]

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Gardy

Please join us in celebrating 2015 UBC Faculty of Medicine Award Recipient Dr. Jennifer Gardy. Dr. Gardy, with support from fellow BCCDC researchers Dr. Patrick Tang and Dr. Jay Johnston, has developed new innovative methods of genomic sequences. Her award recognizes her recent work to successfully conduct genomic sequencing of the measles virus. This work […]


This is the first instalment of what we hope will be a long series of BCCDC Foundation updates, commentaries and collected online resources to help you better understand our mandate and stay abreast of exciting new developments as they they occur. We look forward to nurturing this important communications connection with you, and to receiving any feedback you […]