The Isabel Loucks Foster Public Health Bursary fund has been set up to provide bursary funding for public health post-graduate studies.
The funds are managed by the Vancouver Foundation and the Bursary funds will be released to a successful applicant’s educational institution annually on the recommendation of the Health Officers' Council. The Health Officers' Council is comprised of the Medical Health Officers and public health physicians of British Columbia.
Founded in September 1947 and incorporated as a Society under the Societies Act in June 1998, the Health Officers Council of British Columbia (HOC) represents public health physicians in the province and others who are practicing or closely allied with Public Health, physicians in training, and other individuals managing or working in Public Health. Currently over 90 physician members, about 1/3 of whom are retired, 1/3 working as Medical Health Officers and the remainder working in other public health capacities.