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.

Dr. Brunham, who is the former Executive and Scientific Director of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, was integral in establishing the BCCDC Foundation in 2004, and in building it into a key partner of the BCCDC over the past decade. He remains an Advisory Member of the Board of Directors and we are lucky to have his expertise at our fingertips.

Dr Brunham is Head of the Vaccine Research Laboratory at the University of British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and is an international expert on infectious diseases and well known for his research on Chlamydia, SARS and HIV. He led BC’s response in the 2003 SARS crisis, as well as the avian influenza outbreak and the second wave of pandemic H1N1.

Congratulations to Dr. Brunham on this achievement!

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