Q & A with Dr. Danya Fast

This month, we chatted with Dr. Danya Fast, a Research Scientist at the BC Centre on Substance Use and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on tracing the substance use treatment trajectories of young people in Greater Vancouver as

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Why peer overdose response workers deserve more

Five years into the public health emergency, the emotional and psychological burden carried by those responding to overdoses becomes heavier with each day. Overdose responders with lived experience are especially susceptible to burnout, according to Michelle Olding, a community-based researcher at the BC Centre on Substance Use. She’s been interviewing

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Cheyenne Johnson appointed Executive Director at BC Centre on Substance Use

Cheyenne Johnson has been appointed Executive Director of the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU). Ms. Johnson was selected following a recruitment process led by Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI), after previously acting as interim executive director of BCCSU. She was originally appointed by government as the Interim Operations

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Philip Owen Professorship sparks hope during overdose crisis

St. Paul’s Foundation donors partner with UBC and the Province to create lasting legacy to honour former mayor, improve addiction treatment A conservative politician and a drug user activist may seem like an unusual duo. Yet, Dean Wilson and Philip Owen’s improbable partnership started a transformation in the public understanding

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