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Important Conversations on Harm Reduction

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, the BCCDC Foundation, in partnership with Science World and the BC Centre for Disease Control, hosted another public information session: this one to help the general public better understand harm reduction, including best practices and what is being done in Vancouver. Just prior to the panel discussion, a traditional welcome …

Murder Mystery Fun…and Educational!

Originally posted on BCCDC’s website, with permission from the author Heather Amos of PHSA, here. The BCCDF Foundation for Public Health teamed up with Science World to host a murder mystery event for Halloween 2018! Attendees were tasked with using science to solve the crime. they had just two hours to identify the killer, poison, …

Research Week 2018 – Full Schedule released!

The 11th Annual BCCDC Research Week is nearly here and the organizing committee is pleased to release the schedule of events for October 29-November 2. This year’s theme is “Good Data | Good Public Health” and emphasizes the importance of good data in public health. The BCCDC Foundation is proud to be an integral part …

BCCDC Foundation, BCCDC and Science World After Dark October fun events

The BCCDC Foundation is once again partnering with Science World to host two fun evenings in October. On Thursday October 25 and Friday October 26th, the theme at the over-19 “Science World After Dark” events will be a murder mystery set at a Sci-Fi fan convention! The BCCDC is providing the expertise and science behind some …

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 …

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 …

Celebrating Four Years of Pilot Funding

The Foundation launched our Open Awards Program in the spring of 2014 and we are thrilled to be celebrating four years of successfully funding a variety of projects across BCCDC’s priority areas. Over eight competitions, we have funded 36 diverse projects – from mathematical modelling to genomics, from harm reduction to global health – and …

10th Annual BCCDC Research Week schedule now available

The 10th Annual BCCDC Research Week is nearly here and the organizing committee is pleased to release the schedule of events for October 23-27. This year’s theme is Public Health Emergencies: the New Normal. From influenza to syphilis and from overdoses to wildfires, BCCDC is always working to respond. The week starts off strong on …

Research Week 2017 – Mark Your Calendars!

Research Week is coming! Make sure you put it into your calendars: October 24-27, 2017. This year’s theme is Public Health Emergencies: The New Normal. From influenza to syphilis and from overdoses to wildfires, BCCDC is always working to respond. Join your colleagues as they present intriguing research and innovative program results, listen to two …

BCCDC Foundation partners with Science World to bring BCCDC experts to Zombie Outbreak event

The BCCDC Foundation for Public Health is excited to announce that it has been working with Science World and our BCCDC experts to develop a fun Halloween event. Science World hosts monthly “after dark” adults-only events, with the October theme usually being a murder mystery. This year, BCCDC scientists have been working with the Science …