NEWS & EVENTS
Concussion Awareness Week: September 25 to October 1, 2022
The province of British Columbia has declared September 25 to October 1, 2022 as Concussion Awareness Week.
Helping to better understand concussion in teens: The SHRed Concussions Study
A recent BCIRPU survey found that 53% of people who reported having a concussion in their lifetime got one while playing sports.
BCIRPU to lead Vancouver site for international study on rugby-related concussions
The study will work with players, coaches, parents, and sport governing bodies to improve player welfare in youth rugby.
Continuing concussion work both at home and in East Africa: Dr. Shelina Babul’s sabbatical
Dr. Shelina Babul has recently returned from her restful and productive six-month sabbatical
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.
National Injury Prevention Day reminds us of the financial and human cost of injury
The province has proclaimed July 5 as Injury Prevention Day.
BCIRPU Director Dr. Ian Pike receives 2022 Faculty of Medicine Award
Dr. Pike was recognized for his service to the university and larger community.
BCIRPU and Preventable win awards in boating safety and road safety
Both awards are at the national level.