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Cost of substance use in Canada: $38.4 billion a year

June 26, 2018 - Media release

Substance use costs Canadian society $38.4 billion a year, or almost $1,100 for every person in Canada, according to a new study. The Canadian Substance Use Costs and Harms study, produced by UVic's Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, examines the costs and harms associated with substance use, and spans four broad areas: health care, lost production, criminal justice and other direct costs.

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Study scrutinizes investment in fossil fuels

June 25, 2018 - Media release

One of Canada's largest pension fund's continued and increasing investment in fossil fuels does not support the widely held goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, says a new report by University of Victoria and University of British Columbia researchers affiliated with the Corporate Mapping Project, a six-year research and public engagement initiative.

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