Category: Blog Posts

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 …

To Everything There is a Season

We’ve said many times that the BCCDC Foundation is indebted to its Board of Directors, so it is with much thanks and gratitude that we say goodbye to two valued members of our Board and wish them well. Both Dr. Judith Hall and Donald J. Avison joined the Board in 2014. Judy came with a …

Board Member Accolades

When Dr. Perry Kendall joined the BCCDC Foundation team as a Board Director in 2018, we felt pretty special that he wanted to share his time, expertise and public health wisdom with us. But now we find ourselves even more pleased as we get to congratulate Perry on yet another amazing recognition for his contributions …