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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.

International Safety Media Awards 2020

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This year BCIRPU won several awards for their safety messaging and media. ISMA honours exceptional safety media from around the world. Categories include Print, Web-based, Short and Ultra-Short Videos, and Campaigns. Preventable Ultra-short VideoGOLD- Bike Helmet & Distracted Driving PrintGOLD- Pavement Patty, Alcohol Awareness & Moderation, Changing the Discourse Booklet (All tied for Gold) CampaignSilver- Connecting the Dots CATT OnlineWebsite GOLD – cattonline.ca Active and SafeWebsite GOLD – activesafe.ca Check…

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Research into Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 policies receives funding

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Congratulations to BCIRPU scientist Dr. Ian Pike who received $267,750 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for his study of the unintended consequences of implementing stay-at-home policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. This project will use several sources of data to better understand how many children and youth suffered a violence-related injury during the pandemic. The research team will use data to report on the type of injuries that occurred…

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

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Date: Thursday, March 25th at 11 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…

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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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