The pace at which cannabis legalization has occurred in the last five years is staggering. In that time, numerous US states have legalized recreational and medical cannabis and several countries, including Canada, have legalized it federally. In the span of under two years cannabis has gone from being a criminally prohibited substance to being considered […]
The aim of this research is to provide a comprehensive picture of different initiatives within the City of Surrey, British Columbia’s HomeSafe fire prevention program implemented over more than 12 years, and then conduct a longitudinal analysis of its effectiveness by measuring each initiative against several fire-related outcome measures.
The purpose of the study is to determine the trends for time-loss injury and fatality claims among firefighters due to industrial diseases by generating and comparing time-series data of Association of Worker’s Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) in 10-year periods. For that purpose, three Cohorts have been created and compared: Cohort 1 (2006 -2015), Cohort […]
Potential solutions for the overdose crisis were developed a ground-breaking summit June 4 and 5 in Surrey. Bringing together more than 60 experts, academics and service providers, the City of Surrey Opioid Summit: From Data to Action stemmed from the multi-agency Opioid Intervention Project the City has been spearheading with Statistics Canada since fall 2017. […]
This research explores the risk of casualties (fatalities and injuries) among the senior population (aged 65 and over) in the event of a fire compared to the general population. The researchers analysed data available through the National Fire Information Database (NFID). The research also explores variations in risks of fatalities and injuries as a function […]
The purpose of this study was to examine the significance of fires that occur on the exterior of multi- residential buildings. This research was motivated by the findings from previous work, that suggested there are existing vulnerabilities associated with fires that commence in external, recreational areas such as balconies and patios (6).
This report examines structure fires in British Columbia (BC) that occurred over a thirteen year period to explore variations in outcomes as a function of building height and life safety systems. The study outlines the data definitions that were used to identify the relevant subset of fires that occurred in the province during this time […]
This study examines the spatial and temporal distribution of the incidence of overdoses and deaths attributable to opioid abuse within the City of Surrey from 2016 to 2018. As the general epidemiological literature reports, the distribution of overdose incidents and deaths is neither random in space nor time. Spatially, these incidents tend to cluster around […]
In the past few years, the Province of British Columbia has experienced a substantial increase in the number of opioid-related overdoses and deaths. In absolute numbers, illicit drug overdose deaths related to opioid use increased from 294 in 2010 to 1,489 in 2018. Much of this appears due to the introduction of synthetic narcotics such […]