NEWS & EVENTS
Brain Waves is a national brain and spinal cord injury prevention program overseen by Parachute, Canada’s national injury prevention organization. The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) is the provincial delivery partner for Brain Waves and the training...
Congratulations to BCIRPU scientist Dr. Ian Pike who received $267,750 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for his study of the unintended consequences of implementing stay-at-home policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. This project will use several...
This year’s campaign focuses on the dangers of poisoning from cannabis consumption.
When: March 21-27, 2021 Purpose: To raise awareness and provide tips to prevent unintentional poisoning among British Columbians, with a focus on promoting safe storage practices and helping parents understand how to #CheckForPoisons and make their homes poison safe,...
Date: Thursday, March 25th at 11 AM Abstract: Research is clear on the importance of regular and repeated access to outdoor risky play. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of supporting children’s play outdoors is even more urgent to support infection control...
With snow and freezing temperatures in the forecast this weekend, make sure you’re prepared before venturing out in the snow. Playing outside is healthy for everyone, but frostbite can put a damper on the fun.
When: Thursday January 28th at 10am PST Hosted by Samantha Pawer, BSc Abstract: Poisoning is an extremely concerning public health issue in British Columbia (BC). Most prominently, opioid-related overdoses have been remarkably high in recent years, prompting the...
Outdoor play during childcare to become more fulfilling for children with $650k gift to UBC Faculty of Medicine
The Lawson Foundation announced the launch of the second phase of its Outdoor Play Strategy and an investment of $4.95 million in 8 projects that will benefit Early Learning and Child Care across Canada. The $650,000 investment heralds the launch of Promoting Early...
BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit scientist Dr. Shelina Babul has recently published two new articles about the success of the Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) and the importance of concussion symptoms being accessible online. Delivering Evidence-Based Online Concussion Education to Medical and Healthcare Professionals: The Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) Stakeholder Recommendations to Increase the Accessibility of Online Health Information for Adults Experiencing Concussion Symptoms
Happy Holidays from all of us at BCIRPU.