Events & workshops

Spring 2017

Taxing Sugary Drinks: Should we or shouldn’t we? | June 10, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017 | 4:15 to 5:30PM

Victoria Conference Centre, Salon B & C
720 Douglas Street, Victoria BC

What can be so complex about taxing sugary drinks? What happens to consumer purchases and sales after a sugary drink tax? What lessons can we learn from other parts of the world taxing them? What would implementing such a tax mean to your healthcare?

Come to a free public panel on the evidence, challenges, and lessons learned from implementing a sugar tax in BC and Canada.

Dr Tom Warshawski is a consultant pediatrician in Kelowna, BC, who will be speaking on a Canadian levy on sugary drinks;

Dr Shu Wen Ng is a Health Economist from the University of North Carolina, USA, who will speak on what happens to consumer purchases after such a tax; and

Dr Harry Rutter is a public health physician based in Oxford, England, a senior clinical research fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and senior strategic adviser to Public Health England. He will discuss the complexities of a sugary drinks tax. 

The session is chaired by Alfred Deakin Professor David Crawford, ISBNPA Fellow, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University, Australia.

For more information on the speakers and session, please see the event poster.

This session is free and open to everyone, but seats are limited. Please sign up at

Focus group: CRD Community Map | June 13, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | 10:00 to 11:30AM

Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health
UVic campus: R Hut, boardroom 103a. Complimentary guest parking is available in stalls 1 to 8 in Lot 7a.

The new CRD Community Map will help connect older adults to each other and to the services they need. If you’re 55 years of age or older, your feedback on the map is needed!

Space is limited to eight (*) people, so register now at or 250-472-5460. A waitlist will be taken in case another session is created. For the session on June 13th, participants will have a 1 in 8 chance of winning a tablet.

You can explore the CRD Community Map now. The poster for this session is here.