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Community Dialogues on Opioid Use

The BC Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General has provided a second phase of funding to the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) to support community dialogues in response to the opioid overdose crisis in British Columbia. Coalitions from First Nations and other communities in every region of the province are invited to submit a letter of interest in engaging their community in dialogue about opioid and other drug use. CARBC will provide selected communities with grants ranging from $2,000 to $15,000 to assist with costs associated with hosting community dialogues.

CARBC's Cecilia Benoit Honoured with a 2017 UVic Provost's Engaged Scholar award

The award celebrates tenured faculty members who have made significant contributions to community through their integration of outstanding scholarship, inspired teaching and community engagement. These efforts yield positive societal change in many dimensions that affect us all.

Does moderate drinking really do the heart good? Probably not.

Is that glass of wine with dinner really good for your heart? Over the years, a number of studies have shown that adults who drink moderately have lower heart disease rates than non-drinkers. But a new paper led by scientists at the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research (CARBC) says probably not.

Study asks people using drugs to shape their primary care

Primary health care delivered with understanding and compassion for people who use drugs is the focus of a new Greater Victoria patient-oriented research study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Building on a previous study that examined cultural safety for hospitalized patients who use illicit drugs, the team will now study how this population experiences barriers to primary care. Health researchers from the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) and Royal Roads University are partnering with a diverse team that includes community partners Society of Living Illicit Drug Users (SOLID) and the Umbrella Society, as well as the Victoria Division of Family Practice and Island Health.

The Public Health Benefits of Alcohol Regulation - CARBC leads new international report

Tim Stockwell, director of UVic’s Centre for Addictions Research of BC, led an international group of researchers contracted by Systembolaget—the Swedish government alcohol monopoly responsible for take-away alcohol sales—to measure the health and safety benefits of retaining the monopoly.

Coffee with Dr. Kurki: How I became a human osteologist

Duration: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: COR A309

(Vectors Symposium) The Uncanny Valley of the Dolls: Hiroshi Ishiguro and his Silicon Sisters - A Presentation by Cody Poulton (UVic Pacific and Asian Studies)

Duration: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Technology Enterprise Facility, rm. 170

Opening Reception - Disobedient Women

Duration: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: McPherson Library, Rm A02 Mearns Centre

Organic Soil Management in 3 Easy Steps: Learn from the microbial world below your garden and harness it for your benefit!

Duration: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: UVic, MacLaurin Bldg, Rm D-228

Environmental Studies Field School Information Session

Duration: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: DTB B255

International TA (ITA) Teaching and Learning Chat Room

Duration: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: HHB 128

Geography Lecture Series: Violence and Neoliberalism, and Anarchism, Oh My! A geographical research agenda

Duration: 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: DTB B215