Please join us on October 11, 2023 to celebrate the BCIRPU’s 25th Anniversary!

A full day symposium will take place in-person at the Chan Auditorium, located at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (938 W 28th Ave, Vancouver, BC). There will also be an opportunity for participants to stream this event virtually via Zoom.

We welcome anyone interested in injury prevention, including past and present collaborators and key partners. This includes, but is not limited to, public health researchers and practitioners, policy makers, NGOs, educators, Indigenous peoples, community providers, first responders, and those working with priority and under-served populations.

This symposium will reflect on all of the BCIRPU’s achievements over the past 25 years, including the Vision Zero in Road Safety Grant Program, and will also provide insight on our goals and priorities for injury prevention in the years to come. Please check back on this page later for the program.

The deadline to register for in-person attendance has passed, but you can still register to attend virtually. To register, please visit Eventbrite.

We look forward to seeing you this fall!



*Program is subject to change at any time

BCIRPU Highlights
BCIRPU Highlights
BCIRPU Highlights
BCIRPU Highlights
BCIRPU Highlights
BCIRPU Highlights
BCIRPU Highlights
BCIRPU Highlights
Vision Zero
Vision Zero
Vision Zero
Vision Zero
Vision Zero
9:00 AM
9:15 AM
9:30 AM
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
11:15 AM
12:15 PM
12:30 PM
1:30 PM
1:45 PM
2:45 PM
3:00 PM
3:45 PM
Opening Remarks from Dr. Shelina Babul
BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit
Indigenous Welcome from Elder Roberta Price
Coast Salish Snuneymuxw and Cowichan Nations
Remarks From Mr. Jonathan Robinson
BC Ministry of Health
Remarks From Dr. Geoff McKee
BC Centre for Disease Control
Highlights Over the Years
  • 1998-2002: Dr. Shaun Peck and Dr. Parminder Raina
  • 2003-2007: Dr. Lise Olsen and Ms. Frances MacDougall
  • 2008-2012: Ms. Karen Sadler and Dr. Mariana Brussoni
Morning break
Highlights Over the Years Continued...
  • 2013-2017: Dr. Rose-Alma McDonald, Dr. Alison Macpherson, Ms. Pamela Fuselli
  • 2018-2023: Mr. Len Garis, Mr. Kevin LaFreniere, Mr. Brian Godlonton
Future Directions and Closing Messages From Drs. Steven Miller and Quynh Doan
UBC Department of Pediatrics, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Lunch in the lobby
Remarks From Ms. Andrea Godfreyson and Ms. Kate Berniaz
BC Ministry of Health, BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Vision Zero Presentations
Interior Health, Northern Health, Fraser Health
Afternoon break
Vision Zero Presentations
Vancouver Coastal Health, Island Health
Closing Remarks From Drs. Ian Pike and Shelina Babul
BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit

Getting here

The Chan Auditorium at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, not to be confused with the Chan Centre at UBC, is located at 938 W 28th Ave, Vancouver, BC. Enter the research institute building through the main entrance (entrance 18), and turn left to find the auditorium.

Public transit

The venue can be accessed through a short walk from the following bus routes:

  • 17 Downtown / Oak – nearest stop: Oak St and Devonshire Cresc (2 min walk)
  • 25 UBC / Brentwood Station – nearest stop: King Edward Ave and Oak St (8 min walk)
  • 15 Cambie / Olympic Village Station – nearest stop: Cambie St and 29th Ave (11 min walk)
  • 33 UBC / 29th Ave Station – nearest stop: Cambie St and 29th Ave (11 min walk)

The nearest Canada Line SkyTrain station is King Edward Station, located a 15 minute walk from the venue.

To plan your trip, please use the Translink Trip Planner.


All parking onsite is pay parking, effective 24 hours a day and is available on a first-come basis. View a map of on-site parking


Public bike racks are available on-site.