The BCCDC Foundation is indebted to its dedicated Board of Directors. This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on our Chair, Don Avison, who joined the Board in January 2014, and became Chair in February 2016.


Don Avison is a lawyer and consultant with Avison and Associates in Victoria, British Columbia. Prior to returning to private practice, he had a long and distinguished career in the public sector. With the federal Department of Justice, he served in many roles including General Counsel, Regional Director General and as the first Director General responsible for the Aboriginal Justice Initiative. This was followed by an appointment as Deputy Minister of Justice for the Northwest Territories. He then returned home to BC, where he held Deputy Minister appointments in Education, Advanced Education (Education, Skills and Training), Crown Corporations and Health. He left government in 1999 and spent the next 10 years providing leadership as the first president of the University Presidents’ Council (now the Research Universities Council) of BC. Don served on the Providence Health Care Board from 2010-2013 and joined the Board of the Centre for Drug Research and Development in February of 2014 and has been the Chair of that Board since June of 2016.

For more information on our complete Board of Directors, please visit: https://bccdcfoundation.org/bccdc-foundation-board-management/

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