Category: Blog Posts

Reflections: Conversion Therapy Survivors Dialogue – Part 1

By Katie Koncan, Senior Development Officer November 2nd was a day I had been looking forward to for the past 7 weeks. On that remarkably crisp and sunny November morning, I was lucky enough to be allowed to attend a private dialogue event of individuals, researchers, allies and activists, leaders, and policy whizzes who were …

Time Travelling Murder Mystery Collaboration 2019

The BCCDC Foundation recently collaborated with Science World and the scientists and experts of the BC Centre for Disease Control and Public Health Labs to offer an educational and fun evening trying to solve a murder mystery, for the third October in a row! This year’s event featured a capitalist with a time machine, bringing …

Research Week 2019 — Full Schedule Released!

The BCCDC Foundation has been pleased and privileged to provide long-term funding to BCCDC’s Research Week, supporting 8 years of this event! This year the funding torch has been passed to the BCCDC Faculty Engagement Committee and Research Week is grateful for this support, marking the 12th Research Week! But even though the BCCDC Foundation …

Conversion Therapy in Canada and LGBTQ2S Health

Conversion therapy is still happening in Canada, today. This is something that we as Canadians often hear about in relation to our neighbours to the south, but not so much about here at home. It’s true, though. No federal bans have been put in place to stop these practices, and it’s still going on. Not …

We get by with a little help from our friends

We here at the BCCDC Foundation have often mentioned in blog posts and other platforms that we are indebted to our Board of Directors. The same is true for our advisors. While they don’t have the voting rights and responsibilities of the regular board members, they have been, and continue to be, a valuable part …

Anti-Stigma Education and Recovery Day 2019

On September 7, we loaded up our fearless leader’s cute little ’98 Honda Civic, and with some much-needed help from Google Maps, hit the road to New Westminster for Recovery Day BC. Recovery Day is part music festival, part information fair, and part community engagement event for people to learn about recovery from addiction and …

Call for Applications for Fall 2019 OAP Competition Now Open!

Are you a faculty member at the BCCDC/BCPHL 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 competition for Fall 2019 is …

Public Health Superhero Event Wrap-up

What the heck is a Public Health Superhero?! Well, we answered this and other questions at our live podcast event at Science World on August 7th where we worked to demystify public health, and had a little fun along the way. Moderated by BC’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry – basically BC’s Public Health …

We’re proud to partner with LifeLabs

We’re proud to announce that the BCCDC Foundation is partnering with LifeLabs on an anti-stigma campaign about substance use.

Countdown to Public Health Superheroes Event!

If you haven’t heard about it yet, we are one week away from our free live podcast event “Public Health Superheroes”! (Registration has closed for this event) Join Drs Bonnie Henry, Monika Naus, Troy Grennan, Agatha Jassem, and Sara Young as we decode public health. Date: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019. Time: 7:30-9:00 pm. Location: Science …