BC Centre on Substance Use releases new provincial guidelines for operating supervised consumption services
August 11, 2017

Guidelines provide recommendations and best practices for the establishment and operation of supervised consumption services Vancouver, BC [August 11, 2017] — The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) has released the first-ever provincial guidelines for operating supervised consumption services to provide guidance to health authorities establishing...

BC Centre of Substance Use researcher awarded CIHR Foundation Grant
August 8, 2017

Lindsey Richardson will investigate strategies to reduce health harms and illicit drug use of vulnerable and marginalized drug users Vancouver, BC [August 8, 2017] – Lindsey Richardson, Research Scientist at the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia, has rec...

BC Centre on Substance Use launches new training program for opioid treatment prescribers
August 2, 2017

The Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program will train health professionals in best practices for prescribing methadone and other opioid agonist treatments Vancouver, BC [August 2, 2017] — The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) has partnered with the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine to launch a new learning pro...

Four BCCSU researchers receive Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award
July 18, 2017

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) has announced the recipients of their 2017 Scholar Awards. Four BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) researchers are among the 20 recipients. The MSFHR Scholar Program supports early career researchers as they establish independent research careers, form their own research teams, and develop re...

Evaluation of legal cannabis must be prioritized to protect public health: Researchers
June 19, 2017

Leading Canadian researchers call on federal government to prioritize research to maximize benefits and mitigate harms of legal cannabis Vancouver, BC [June 19, 2017]—A coalition of leading Canadian academics and researchers is calling on federal policymakers to ensure cannabis research and evaluation are prioritized in order to guide health poli...

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