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Webinar: Cannabis and Motor Vehicle Crashes


Join Dr. Jeff Brubacher on May 18 at 10:00 AM PST for our upcoming webinar on the role of cannabis in causing motor vehicle crashes. 


To register for this webinar, please email




Motor vehicle-related injury data


We have updated both the data set and visualization tool for motor vehicle-related injury in children and youth on the Canadian Atlas for Child and Youth Injury Prevention website.




Seminar: Youth Sport Injury Prevention


Join us on Thursday, June 1 at the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute for a lecture on iSPRINT: A youth sport injury prevention program with Dr. Sarah Richmond from York University.


View the poster for details.



Parachute Safe Kids Week 2017


Save June 5–11 in your calendars for Parachute's Safe Kids Week 2017: Walk, Bike, Wheel, focusing on promoting safe and active transportation.


Learn more and order your community toolkit on the Safe Kids Week website.




Children's Health and the Environment Workshop and Symposium


An event on the latest work and insights related to children's health and the built environment will be taking place in London, Ontario, from June 26 to 28.


Learn more on the conference website.




Wanna Play? Campaign


The BCIRPU is a collaborating partner for the Wanna Play? campaign, a global initiative aimed at promoting outdoor play.


The campaign formally launched at the 2017 Children & Nature Network International Conference, which took place in Vancouver in April.




Media highlights


Putting the risk back into play: The benefits of being less protective.

Mariana Brussoni, Global News, Apr 18.



May 17, 2017


Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock


Updated Report: Concussion Among Children & Youth in BC


We are pleased to announce that we have released a updated report on the burden of concussion among children and youth in BC. The report is to be used to facilitate discussion of the need for standardized concussion prevention, diagnosis, and management specific to children and youth, and is an update of our 2013 concussion report. 


Read the report.



Injury Insight: Pedestrian Injury


Nearly 1 in 5 people killed in car crashes every year in BC are pedestrians, according to the Insurance Corporation of BC. In 2013, there were approximately 2,200 motor vehicle crashes (MVC) involving pedestrians across the province, resulting in 2,300 pedestrian injuries and 52 pedestrian fatalities.


Our latest Injury Insight provides information on the burden of pedestrian-involved MVCs. Read the report.




Concussion Hospitalization Data Visualization Tool


We have an interactive tool on our website that allows you to view concussion hospitalization data in BC. Visit our website and use the drop-down feature on the right to sort by region and age group.




Injury Data Online Tool updates


Updated data is available in the Injury Related Deaths and Traffic Accident System sections of our Injury Data Online Tool (iDOT©).


Go to the iDOT to view these new updates and our other data sets.



Dr. Mariana Brussoni receives Seed Grant


BCIRPU Academic Scientist Dr. Mariana Brussoni and PhD Student Ms. Allison Ezzat have received a 2016–2017 Evidence to Innovation Seed Grant from BCCHR.


This award allows the researchers to explore their project, "Physical activity participation and health-related outcomes in adolescent females following sport-related anterior cruciate ligament injury: A mixed methods study."


Congrats, Mariana and Allison!




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Staff updates: Welcome, Samantha!


We would like to extend a warm welcome to Samantha Bruin, who has taken on the role of Communications Coordinator at the Unit for Bronwen Barnett. We would like to thank Bronwen for her contributions to the Unit.


Samantha has over five years of experience specializing in health care communications, having held positions at Pain BC and the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences at St. Paul’s Hospital.



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