Majority of cannabis use in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for therapeutic purposes, may also reduce opioid overdose risk
Most people at high risk of overdose in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside who use cannabis do so for pain relief and other therapeutic reasons—and they may be at lower risk of overdosing on opioids as a result, suggests new research.
May 26, 2020
DTES residents dying at more than eight times the national average: UBC study
Marginalized residents of Vancouver’s DTES are dying at more than eight times the national average, and treatable conditions are the greatest risk factors for mortality, UBC researchers have found.
Sep 10, 2015
Two major gifts aim to grow ranks of aboriginal health providers
The University of British Columbia has received two $1-million donations to grow the number of aboriginal doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other health professionals.
Jun 1, 2015
Study paints complex health portrait of single-room occupancy hotel tenants in DTES
A new study is revealing multiple health concerns faced by an tenants in Vancouver’s SRO hotels.
Aug 9, 2013
2010 Poverty Olympics: UBC experts available on social and poverty issues
University of British Columbia experts are available to comment on social issues and poverty in Vancouver in advance of the 2010 Poverty Olympics on Feb. 7, 2010. Organized by community groups, the Poverty Olympics are being held to draw attention to poverty and homelessness problems in the city.
Feb 5, 2010