Dr. Ian Pike receives 2017 Faculty Research Award
BCIRPU Director Dr. Ian Pike has received the UBC President’s Award for Public Education Through Media.
According to UBC’s Research and Innovation Office, the award is given to a faculty member “who has demonstrated outstanding service to the University and the community by actively and creatively sharing research expertise via the news media.”
Dr. Pike has completed over 100 media interviews since 2009 as the spokesperson for The Community Against Preventable Injuries and Director of the BCIRPU. Topics include drowning prevention, safe boating and water safety, proper ladder use, work-related injury, and changing behaviours and attitudes to prevent injuries.
Dr. Pike will be recognized at an awards reception along with the other 2017 award recipients in April.