Researchers from the University of Victoria’s Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction in Ottawa (the Canadian Substance Use Costs and Harms project) are working on a pilot project in the Yukon. Together they are studying changes in consumer drinking patterns and knowledge of health risks after warning labels are affixed to alcohol containers. The results from the pilot were so well received that the project findings became:
[an]… international media story, with articles in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Media outlets in Ireland, a country that was debating cancer warning labels on alcohol containers around the same time, were frequently referencing the Yukon study…
Both Tim Stockwell (UVic’s CISUR director) and Kate Vallance who participated in the study have also published open access articles that are available in the University of Victoria’s institutional repository, UVicSpace. We encourage you to visit UVicSpace to browse and read the important work of both Stockwell and Vallance.
2019 marks the third year that the University of Victoria has formally recognized its scholars for their extraordinary contributions with the REACH Awards. UVic President Jamie Cassels describes the award as a way to “… celebrate teaching and research excellence at the University of Victoria.”
UVic’s Copyright & Scholarly Communications office encourages you to peruse the open access works of some of this year’s REACH Award recipients by visiting their pages in UVic’s institutional repository, UVicSpace (listed below).
For more information on how to nominate someone for a REACH Award visit UVic’s Research webpage.
The UVic Copyright & Scholarly Communications team would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the award recipients and to also extend a big thank you to UVic scholars and the work that you do!
A national study, co-led by Bernie Pauly and Tim Stockwell at UVic’s Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) is researching managed alcohol programs (MAP) [which] provide people who haven’t found success with abstinence-based approaches with pre-measured doses of beer or wine—often paired with housing and other supports—as a way of reducing the harms from alcohol.
The Copyright & Scholarly Communications office invites you to read a post-print of their 2018 paper Community Managed Alcohol Programs in Canada: Overview of Key Dimensions and Implementation available in UVicSpace; https://dspace.library.uvic.ca//handle/1828/9255
We also encourage readers to further explore both Pauly & Stockwell’s work within the University of Victoria’s institutional repository, UVicSpace.