Concussion Awareness Week in British Columbia

Did you know that concussions are the most common form of head injury? They don’t just happen to professional athletes – they can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. Each year in BC, almost 600 people are hospitalized for a concussion, and approximately 14,500 visit...

Back to School Quiz

Back to school season means congested streets, busier intersections, and more pedestrians. Patience is a virtue when hitting the road this week, but so is knowledge. Test your road safety knowledge with this “True or False” quiz. True or False:When dropping children...

Potential Lost, Potential for Change – The Cost of Injuries in Canada 2021

Injuries divert essential hospital resources and cost Canadian residents $29.4 billion annually. Injury remains the no. 1 cause of death for Canadians age 1 to 44, and annually causes 17,475 deaths, 231,530 hospitalizations, and 4.6 million trips to emergency...


BCIRPU conducts research, surveillance, and knowledge translation activities in a number of areas related to injury prevention—at home, at work, at play, and on the road.


The iDOT© is an easy-to-use, menu-driven system that makes injury data available to injury prevention practitioners and professionals, as well as the public.

The BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit is a leader in the production and transfer of injury prevention knowledge, supporting the integration of prevention practice into the daily lives of British Columbians.



Case for Injury Prevention – Casebook

New Cases for Injury Prevention - Coming Soon!