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Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week

Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week

According to Statistics Canada, British Columbia has one of the most rapidly aging populations in Canada. By 2031, almost one in four people in BC (over 1.3 million) will be 65 years of age and older. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and...

Recreational boating safety: That’s a wrap!

Recreational boating safety: That’s a wrap!

BCIRPU and our partners at the Community Against Preventable Injuries (Preventable) successfully wrapped up a three-year project to explore attitudes and behaviours around recreational boating safety in BC. We would like to thank Transport Canada for the generous...

Preventable Wins Boating Safety Award

Preventable Wins Boating Safety Award

Our partner in social marketing, the Community Against Preventable Injuries (Preventable) has received a 2020 Drowning Prevention Award– Research for their project on recreational boating safety in BC from the Canadian Drowning Prevention Coalition.   The...

BCIRPU Summer Student Research Program

The Injury Research Summer Student Internship is ideal for undergraduate students who are interested in injury prevention. Led by Drs. Ian Pike, Shelina Babul, and Mariana Brussoni, in collaboration with the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, students will have...

Webinar Archive

September 24, 2021 | 2021 BC Concussion Awareness Week (view recording) Mr. Bryan Melnyk, Injury Prevention & Built Environments, Ministry of Health and Ms. Sharon White, Sport Branch, Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture & Sport May 20, 2021 | Pathways to...

SHRed Concussions Study

SHRed Concussions Study

Concussions are the most common form of head injury. Young people who get concussions take longer to recover and are at higher risk of developing symptoms that persist for many months after their injury. We want to improve the ways in which concussions are prevented,...