Beat the heat – and prevent drowning this summer

Information for British Columbians on preventing drowning and heat exhaustion.

BCIRPU researchers study link between opioid prescription after injury and drug poisoning

For those with no known history of opioid use, those prescribed opioids for an injury following an emergency department visit were 27% more likely to experience non-medical drug poisoning than those who were not prescribed opioids.

Dr. Mariana Brussoni awarded $1.3 million grant to improve daycare outdoor play

This grant from the federal government will improve outdoor spaces at eight daycares in Greater Vancouver.

2022 Injury Prevention Conference

Registration is now open for this national conference, taking place November 2-4 in Vancouver.


Everyone has a role in injury prevention – working collaboratively to implement evidence-based solutions will save lives and prevent disabilities.

The BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit is a leader in the production and transfer of injury prevention knowledge, supporting the integration of prevention practice into the daily lives of British Columbians.