Category: What’s New

Joining Forces Against AMR

We teamed up with Science World and Antibiotic Wise for a free educational event about antibiotic resistance.

BCCDC Foundation Welcomes Two New Board Directors

The Foundation is excited and proud to welcome Doug Nelson and Ben Milne as our newest Board Directors.

First Novel Coronavirus Case in BC

The first case of novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV has been identified in British Columbia.

A blanket of smoke: Wildfire smoke and infant health

They say that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert, which makes me an expert at worrying about wildfire smoke. Guest post by Dr Sarah Henderson.

Newsletter #8: January 2020

Our first newsletter of the new decade! Check out our January 2020 issue here. This month covers 20 ways to #ActivateHealth, next steps for work to end conversion therapy, and an exciting event announcement. Have public health news delivered one a month, right to your inbox, by subscribing here.

Ending Conversion Therapy: Next Steps

Through the fall of 2019, we ran a crowdfunding campaign to support survivors of conversion therapy. We talked about it a lot. The campaign officially ended on December 31, and we’re so pleased to report that over $5,100 was raised to support this important health and social issue! Participants from the 2019 Dialogue Event in …

Addressing the Threat of Drug-Resistant Infections: Screening and Q&A

The BCCDC Foundation and Science World partnership continues! This time, we’re joined by Antibiotic Wise to present a free screening of the film “Resistance” followed by a Q&A. What: Screening of Resistance and expert Q&A. When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm (doors at 6:30pm) Where: TELUS World of Science Register for …

Newsletter #7: December 2019

Wow, we’ve got a lot to share this month! To read our seventh newsletter online, click here. And to subscribe, so you don’t miss future newsletters, click here!

Shedding Light on Stigma

Over the past few months, we teamed up with LifeLabs and Toward the Heart to develop a campaign that sheds light on the impact that stigma has on people who use substances, and to really drive home one message: words matter. People who use substances face stigma on a daily basis, and that stigma has …

The Threat & Reality of Conversion Therapy in Canada

Guest post by Dr Travis Salway Assistant Professor, Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University Affiliated Researcher, BC Centre for Disease Control and Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity When I was a teenager, I did my best to hide the fact that I was gay. I had a girlfriend and a buzzcut and avoided talking …