November 19, 2020 | The Tyee via UVic News

In a recent Tyee article, Bruce Wallace, of the University of Victoria’s Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR), commented on BC’s Toxic Drug Alert System.

“We haven’t really figured out a way to convey that information that can be really useful for people who will be able to use it without also providing another disservice, and that disservice is basically how drug alerts can also feed into ongoing drug scares,” said Bruce Wallace, a scientist with the institute and associate professor at UVic.

Dr. Wallace’s research “focuses on substance use and harm reduction, poverty and homelessness and access to health care, including dental care. He is an engaged scholar with many years of community-based research in Victoria employing health equity and social justice approaches to his projects.” He has also published open access articles in relation to his previous research. They are available in the University of Victoria’s institutional repository, UVicSpace. We encourage you to visit UVicSpace to browse and read more of his work.