November.25.2016
Canada’s New Concussion Strategy
Canada concussion protocols
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
distracted driving is deadly
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
UBC law school students
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?
dangers of texting and walking
Like an army of zombies left over from an apocalypse or a cheesy horror flick, 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…
November.4.2016
Running a Marathon with Aimee King
running a marathon aimee king
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…
October.19.2016
Shake and Quake
earthquake preparedness vancouver
If a massive earthquake hit right this minute, what would you do? Panic? Cry? Pray? Those might be your first instincts, but there are three simple things you can do to immediately reduce the risk of getting hurt during a temblor. That’s part of what the Great British Columbia ShakeOut is all about. On Thursday,…