Keeping kids safe on bikes, skateboards and more: new research

New research from Dr. Mariana Brussoni shows that helmet laws really do make a difference. New research from CFRI and BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) shows that helmet laws really do make a difference. The study, which appears in the July issue...

NEW: Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum Workshop

Are you interested in learning about injury prevention? Would you like to incorporate evidence-based strategies and programs for reducing injuries? The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit is offering the Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum (CIPC) as a two-day...

Engaging youth on alcohol consumption

During our last webinar we had a very informative presentation on the topic of “Youth and Alcohol” with presenters Morris Green from the Nova Scotia Department of Health, and Jennifer Heatley, Executive Director of the Atlantic Collaborative on Injury Prevention...

Preventing drowning deaths with swimming life skills

We teach our children how to ride bikes or cross the road safely, but swimming competence as a basic life skill is often overlooked by parents even though many of us live near open water. As a result, approximately 10 drowning deaths occur in the US every day and...

Risky play an injury prevention strategy

UBC News: June 10, 2014 BCIRPU’s Dr. Mariana Brussoni encourages fathers to create opportunities for their kids to engage with risks in a secure setting with minimal hazards and appropriate supervision in order to learn lessons that will serve them well when they...