The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit invites anyone in the field of injury prevention to join our webinar presentations. Speakers from around the world make presentations on relevant topics related to injury prevention, with a focus on evidence-based information and new research.
Each year there are at least six one-hour presentations which include time for questions from participants.
Public policies to make bicycling even safer: Canadian evidence about percentage of trips by bike, helmet laws, and infrastructure
Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 10AM PST
Kay Teschke is Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. Ms. Teschke initiated the Cycling in Cities Research Program in 2004 to investigate route infrastructure that encourages or discourages bicycling and that increases or decreases risks of cycling injuries. She serves on two BC Road Safety Strategy Working Committees (Safe Roads and Communities, Research and Data) and the BC Road Safety Law Reform Group. She was a consultant for the City of Vancouver Cycling Safety Study, a member of the BC Coroner Service Child Death Review Panel on pedestrian, cycling and non-motorized fatalities, and an expert reviewer of the Bike Sense Manual, Public Health Ontario’s bicycle helmet legislation synthesis, and the BC Public Health Officer’s report on road safety.
Cannabis and Motor Vehicle Crashes: What is the evidence?
Dr. Jeff Brubacher
Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 10AM PST
Dr. Brubacher practices as an Emergency Physician at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia and as a clinical toxicologist at the BC Drug and Poison Information Centre. He is Associate Professor in the University of British Columbia Department of Emergency Medicine, and Director of the Emergency Medicine Research Program at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. Jeff’s research focuses on road safety with a special interest in drug impaired driving. He is principal investigator on a five year study, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, investigating the role of cannabis in causing motor vehicle crashes.