December.2.2016
One Concussion Is Too Many
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All it takes is one blow to the head and your life can be changed forever. Concussions are becoming all too common, especially among young people. And new research is showing that the consequences of just one concussion can have long-term effects on your mental, intellectual, and physical abilities. Scientists from universities in the US,…
November.29.2016
Deck the Halls with Safety
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Tis the season for stringing up lights, putting out plastic reindeer, and dousing trees with tinsel. In the rush of getting everything together, we can sometimes forget about safety. Faulty lights or tinder-dry trees are a recipe for holiday disaster. Being safety-minded never goes out of season. Here are a few things to remember when…
November.25.2016
Canada’s New Concussion Strategy
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While concussions to Eric Lindros and Sidney Crosby make the headlines, they represent only the tip of the concussion iceberg. Each year 160,000 Canadians suffer some kind of brain injury and over a million live with the effects each day. And now, the federal government is taking action. The Canadian government recently announced a $1.4…
November.22.2016
Distracted Driving Deaths Increase
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Compared to decades ago, our roads and highways are safer. We’ve added more safety features to our cars, build them to be more crash-proof, and have safer infrastructure. The majority of people are wearing their seatbelts and the message about not drinking and driving has been gaining traction. But then the cellphone came along and…
November.15.2016
2016 Slater Vecchio Trial Advocacy Award
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Every year since 2012, the Slater Vecchio LLP Trial Advocacy Entrance Award is presented to one deserving UBC law student. This year, we’re delighted to present the award to Charlotte Baigent. The full-tuition award recognizes individual academic excellence, leadership, and community service and is presented on the recommendation of the UBC Faculty of Law. Charlotte…
November.9.2016
Are You a Petextrian?
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Like an army of zombies left over from Halloween, you see them everywhere – people walking around, absorbed in their mobile phones. They’re texting or checking social media but they’re not paying attention to where they are going. Tripping on a curb or bumping into a pole might amuse onlookers, but there are real dangers.…
November.4.2016
Running a Marathon with Aimee King
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Recently, our own Aimee King did something extraordinary. She jetted off to Chicago and completed her first marathon. Pounding the pavement for 42 kilometers (or 26 miles) isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time, but it certainly is a life challenge that many people dream of tackling. So, why do it? We asked Aimee about…