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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: Why is outdoor risky play more important now than ever?

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Date: Thursday, March 25th at 10 AM Abstract: Research is clear on the importance of regular and repeated access to outdoor risky play. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of supporting children’s play outdoors is even more urgent to support infection control and child health and well-being. With children spending more time indoors and on screens, engagement in outdoor play has never been lower and inequities of access are widening. We will explore…

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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