Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR formerly CARBC)

The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) brings in expertise on substance use and addiction from across the province. CISUR's primary mission is to create an internationally recognized intitute, distributed across BC, that is dedicated to research and knowledge exchange on substance use, harm reduction and addiction.

The Institute maintains various agreements with other collaborating centres and researchers, including Simon Fraser University and the University of Northern British Columbia, and is administered by the University of Victoria. CISUR sits at arm"s length from government while working on shared concerns with multiple government departments, including health, police, education, and liquor licensing.

Drs. Cecilia Benoit and Mikael Jansson are scientists at CISUR and hope with this affiliation to foster new links with faculty and students across other units on campus and at other BC universities.