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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.

1917 and Today: A Revolutionary Centenary

Duration: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Special Collections and University Archives, Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library, Room A005

Teaching Icelandic Online: Free and Open Language Courses

Duration: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: CLE A202

Faculty Concert: Boyle, McFetridge & Young

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1917 and Today: A Revolutionary Centenary

Duration: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Special Collections and University Archives, Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library, Room A005

Using technology in the classroom

Duration: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: HHB 128

Treasures & Tea: Women and the Industrialization of 19th-Century American Publishers’ Bindings

Duration: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Special Collections and University Archives, Mearns Centre for Learning—McPherson Library, room A003

Immigration Pathway Information Session with BC PNP and IRCC

Duration: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: MacLaurin Building (MAC), Room A144