Researchers to investigate vaccine uptake, efficacy and side effects in vulnerable urban populations
July 14, 2021

Urban centres across Canada are home to many vulnerable populations who are more at risk of acquiring SARS-CoV-2 and developing serious complications from COVID-19. The Government of Canada, through the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) and the Vaccine Surveillance Reference Group (VSRG), is investing approximately $770,000 in a new study that wi...

Shoppers Drug Mart steps up with UBC, BCCSU to improve addiction treatment and care
June 10, 2021

Shoppers Drug Mart Inc (“Shoppers Drug Mart”) is stepping up to improve addiction treatment and care for all Canadians by supporting pharmacist training and education led by the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU). A $2 million gift from Shoppers Drug Mart to the University of British Columbia (UBC) will establish the Shoppers Drug...

BC Centre on Substance Use statement on City of Vancouver decriminalization submission
May 11, 2021

The BC Centre on Substance Use has signed onto an open letter in response to the City of Vancouver’s proposed submission to Health Canada on decriminalization. The BCCSU is fully supportive of efforts to reduce the harms associated with the criminalization of people who use drugs. However, we strongly believe that any approach to decriminalizatio...

Cheyenne Johnson appointed Executive Director at BC Centre on Substance Use
April 19, 2021

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 Dire...

New resources to support pregnant people who use substances
March 9, 2021

New clinical resources are available to better support British Columbians during pregnancy, while reducing harms related to substance use. The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) has developed a new clinical guideline supplement to care for pregnant people who use alcohol and has expanded the 24/7 Addiction Medicine Clinician Support L...
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