Category: What’s New

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 …

Dr. Jennifer Gardy recognized by MSFHR for her outstanding work in Mycobacteria and Tuberculosis

The BCCDC Foundation congratulates Dr. Jennifer Gardy on receiving the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Scholar Award for her work with non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections (NTMs) and tuberculosis (TB) on the BRIDGE-MTB project.  Dr. Gardy’s innovative work has created a new field of research – genomic epidemiology – which has helped to advance the …

Watch: Dr. Jennifer Gardy Speaks at SFU Outstanding Alumni Awards

Watch Dr. Jennifer Gardy give an inspirational speech at SFU Outstanding Alumni Awards BCCDC’s own ‘science rockstar’, Dr. Jennifer Gardy discusses inter-disciplinarity and how to create a meaningful career that blends with your personal life at this year’s Simon Fraser University’s Outstanding Alumni Awards on March 3rd, 2016.  Dr. Gardy is recognized for her innovative …

Dr Jennifer Gardy recognized as SFU Outstanding Alumni and “Science Rockstar”

The BCCDC Foundation was proud to celebrate the recognition of “science rockstar” Dr. Jennifer Gardy on Thursday March 3rd, 2016 at the Simon Fraser University Outstanding Alumni Awards. Dr. Gardy joined other notable alumni, including Margaret Trudeau, in speaking to a sold-out crowd of more than 450 guests at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Dr. Gardy’s …

The Open Awards Program – Most Successful Competition to Date!

Congratulations to eight BCCDC researchers and their teams who have recently been awarded BCCDC Foundation grants through the Open Award Program – our busiest and most successful competition to date! We awarded five Blue Sky grants and three Workshop and Team-Building awards across a range of topics. Dr Amee Manges will work on antimicrobial resistance …

BCCDC Foundation Sponsors Another Successful Research Week at BCCDC

From October 19th to the 22nd, BCCDC held its eighth annual Research Week, with four days of activities including informational and fun workshops and a variety of research presentations, and about 200 people in attendance through the week. The BCCDC Foundation both sponsors and helps coordinate the Research Week initiative and this week was another great …

A Big Thanks to Dr Brett Finlay

We would like to say a special thank you to Dr Brett Finlay, who sat on the BCCDC Foundation Board as a Director from January 2014 to September 2015. In this time, Dr Finlay supported our work and gave his thoughtful expertise to our development. He was our inaugural Scientific Advisory Board Chair and helped …

Dr Robert Brunham Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

We would like to congratulate Dr. Robert Brunham on being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada – what an amazing accomplishment! Fellows are elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement and it is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences. …

BCCDC Researchers Leverage Foundation Seed Funding into CIHR Operating Grant

Congratulations to Dr Babak Pourbohloul and Krista English on their recent $500,000 CIHR Operating Grant “An Integrated Real-time Modeling and Surveillance Decision-support Framework to Inform Public Health Emergency Preparedness”! Using mathematical models, this project will allow researchers to understand how quickly an emerging infectious disease (EID) spreads and generate real-time options for policy makers to …

Dr Judith Hall Inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

The Foundation would like to congratulate Dr Judith Hall, who was recently inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame as one of the 2015 laureates! Dr Hall, Professor Emerita in the Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics, is a pediatrician and clinical geneticist who has worked on birth defects and non-traditional mechanisms of disease. She …