Dr. Bruce Wallace

Dr. Bruce Wallace

Bruce Wallace is a scientist with the Canadian Insitute for Substance Use Research and an assistant professor with UVic's School of Social Work. His research focuses on poverty, health and equity where he brings over twenty years of experiences with non-profit agencies, often collaborating with consumer-led agencies focused on poverty, homelessness, health, mental health and substance use. He is also Co-Chair of the Pacific Housing Research Network (PHRN).

Bruce’s recent research has been responsive to the illegal drug overdose emergency in BC as he co-leads several research initiatives including analysis of the implementation and impacts of the novel overdose prevention sites established in Victoria BC. Also, he is the principal investigator of a CIHR funded project “Closing the health equity gap: Implementing health equity in harm reduction responses to the opioid overdose crisis” in which he collaborates with AIDS Vancouver Island, Society of Living Illicit Drug Users (SOLID), and Victoria Cool Aid Society to explore the implementation of health equity in harm reduction – or equity-based harm reduction. Bruce teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate program, currently teaching policy and research courses.