Tag: Harm Reduction

Public Health Superheroes: a Live Podcast Event

Ever wonder what public health means? What the heck is a Public Health Superhero? Join the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health in partnership with Science World for a free public event to demystify, debunk, and decode public health. Meet BC’s very own public health superheroes from the BC Centre for Disease Control, who work tirelessly …

BCCDC Foundation Supports “Systems Change: Envisioning a Canada Beyond Prohibition”

On Wednesday May 15, 2019, the BCCDC Foundation was pleased to sponsor the free public event that was part of a 4 day event hosted by the Peter Wall International Research Roundtable that brought together key stakeholders with Canadian and International experts from multiple disciplines. The roundtable’s purpose was in part to develop a strategic …

BCCDC Foundation sponsoring “Systems Change: Envisioning a Canada Beyond Prohibition”

The BCCDC Foundation for Public Health is pleased to be a sponsor for a very important free public forum that will discuss new models for drug policy grounded in compassion, human rights, and public health. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 15th from 7-9pm at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at …

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 …

BCCDC Foundation Continues Partnership with Science World: A Discussion on Harm Reduction

The BCCDC Foundation for Public Health is pleased to announce another event that continues our partnership with Science World: Understanding Harm Reduction Strategies. The free event is open to the public and will take place on Tuesday, December 4th from 6-9 pm, at Science World. Experts from BCCDC, Fraser Health and BC Emergency Health Services, …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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, …

BCCDC Foundation Open Awards Programs Funds Five New Projects!

Congratulations to Dr. Jassem, Dr. Gilbert, Dr. Purssell, Dr. Tyndall, Dr. Kent and their research teams who have recently been awarded BCCDC Foundation grants through the Open Awards Program. We have awarded four Blue Sky grants and one Workshop and Team-Building grant. Dr. Agatha Jassem and her team will be working on the Genomic Analysis …