BCIRPU Webinars - BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit

BCIRPU Webinars

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.

Upcoming Webinar

Title: Health Stereotypes – The case of seat belts and booster seats

Date: July 22 @ 10am PST

Speaker: Dr. Takuro Ishikawa


In this webinar Dr. Takuro Ishikawa will be discussing what behavioural insights are, what health stereotypes are, stereotypes around booster seats, how to defuse stereotypes.

Dr. Ishikawa is a Senior Scientist with the BC Behavioural Insights Group. Dr. Ishikawa’s combines his expertise in behavioral insights and epidemiology and develops interventions to reduce health inequities, improve risk communication, and change individual health behaviour. Before he joined the BC Public Service, Dr. Ishikawa worked as a researcher at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, the Colombian Government, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the United Nations Development Plan. Dr. Ishikawa has a PhD in Experimental Medicine form the University of British Columbia, and he is a CIHR Fellow in Population Interventions for Chronic Disease Prevention and UBC Public Scholar alumni.

View the recording here.