The Insurance Council of British Columbia has appointed Dr. Eric Yung as a Lay Person Representative voting member, effective July 25, 2011 and announced on September 13.
Dr. Yung holds his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Honours) in Biochemistry from the University of British Columbia and his Doctorate in Molecular Genetics from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York State.
Dr. Eric Yung is an independent researcher with 15 years’ experience in leading labs in both US and Canada, specializing in applications of HIV/AIDS research, gene therapy and stem cell biology. He currently works as a Research Fellow at Terry Fox Laboratories with the BC Cancer Agency. Previously, Dr. Yung was a Research Fellow in the Division of Molecular Medicine at The Children’s Hospital, Harvard University in Boston.
Active in his community, Dr. Yung is the Secretary for the International Development Assistance Society of Canada, which is a charitable organization that helps underdeveloped countries. He is also President of the Richmond District Parents Association and he is a member of the For Children We Care Fundraising campaign committee for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The Insurance Council of B.C. has 11 voting members on Council, all appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council. Representation must come from all sectors of the insurance industry and the general public. Voting member appointments are for individual terms, which can be renewed to a maximum of six years. An unlimited number of non-voting members may be appointed.