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Playing in the Snow Safely

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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.

Webinar: An overview of poisonings in British Columbia

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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 Provincial Health Officer to declare a public health emergency in 2016. Beyond poisoning events involving opioids, work has been undertaken to explore epidemiological trends for all causes of poisoning in BC, and…

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Outdoor play during childcare to become more fulfilling for children with $650k gift to UBC Faculty of Medicine

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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 Childhood Outside (PRO-ECO): An Outdoor Play Intervention for Children Aged 3 to 5 Years in Early Learning and Child Care Programs led by Dr. Mariana Brussoni, associate…

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New Publications by BCIRPU Scientist

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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

VOICES of Our Children and Youth: Akwesasne

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On May 8th the VOICES of Our Children and Youth students were filmed by Akwesasne TV at the request of the Kana:takon Grade 5 and 6 classes to conduct a VOICES session on kid’s
perspectives on the impacts of COVID-19.