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Made-in-BC blueprint for overdose prevention

February 14, 2019 - Ring

When the BC government began opening overdose prevention sites (OPS) across the province two years ago, it was an unprecedented response to the overdose crisis. Unlike supervised consumption sites (SCS), which were subject to lengthy (and often onerous) approval processes, OPS were rolled out quickly and led by community members on the front lines of the public-health emergency.

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Singing to fight the stigma and social isolation of dementia

April 25, 2018 - Ring

"Voices in Motion" is an intergenerational community choir for persons with dementia, their family caregivers and high school students. It's also a UVic research study looking into how participation in an intergenerational choir might foster social engagement and caregiver well-being, improve quality of life for persons with dementia, and reduce some of the stigma surrounding memory loss.

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Clearing the air

January 31, 2017 - Ring

Fears that “vaping” is a gateway to tobacco smoking are unfounded, shows the researchers’ resulting comprehensive review of available evidence on the harms and benefits of electronic or e-cigarettes and vapour devices—released in January by CARBC in a report called “Clearing the Air.”

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Clearing the air around e-cigarettes

January 19, 2017 - Media release

Fears that “vaping” is a gateway to tobacco smoking are unfounded, shows a comprehensive review of available evidence on the harms and benefits of electronic or e-cigarettes and vapour devices, released today by UVic's Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) in a report called “Clearing the Air.”

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